NOW AVAILABLE! Although his grandson, Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, has acquired much greater international fame, Mircea the Old was the most significant ruler to sit on the throne of the small principality of Wallachia during the Middle Ages. He, along with his own great grandfather, Basarab, who secured the independence of the […]
The struggle of the Albanian people led by George Castriota Scanderbeg to defend Europe against the assault of the Ottoman Turks has been much celebrated. For a quarter of a century, from 1443 until his death in 1468, he used his military prowess to thwart the efforts of the most powerful Empire in the world at that time to subdue his tiny country.
As we commemorate the 550th anniversary of his death, this book aims to draw attention to the genius and remarkable achievements of Scanderbeg who helped shape the identity of the Albanian people and to mark the important contribution this small but proud nation has made to European civilization.
by Cornelia Bodea The Library of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest holds a rare piece of Jewish art from the seventeenth century, an illuminated scroll of the Book of Esther, dated 1673. This manuscript is a unique example in terms of Jewish art because of two distinct components that it exclusively possesses. One of them […]