By Machiel Kiel
Translated into Albanian by Holta Vrioni
İstanbul, 2012 (in Albanian)
s book titled Ottoman Architecture in Albania was published by IRCICA in its original English edition in 1990. This edition will make it possible that the book serves more widely in its own geographical context by researchers whose working language is Albanian. Albania is a Member State of the OIC and IRCICA since 1992. The book is one of the pioneering studies made by Machiel Kiel on the architectural heritage of the Balkans, in particular the heritage dating from the Ottoman period. This edition contains the Albanian translation of the “Preface to the English edition” which was authored by Prof. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, followed by Dr. Kiel’s Historical- Topographical Introduction about Albania which constitutes Part I of the book. Part II is the main body, “A Survey of the Monuments of Ottoman Architecture”, according to the regions – 23 regions. Part III has the Conclusion. At the end of the book the reader finds a “Conclusion to the Albanian edition” written by Machiel Kiel, her with a Bibliography and a Glossary.