Dukagjini Residential Tower

Nijazi Shala


Architectural works of native character of Dukagjini region of Kosovo are mainly those built from the stone. The best way to understand the social and cultural significance of this type of constructions, examination of the local ‘tower residences’, is the core of this study. Towers are constructed entirely from locally excavated stone, thus, besides fulfilling the shelter and development needs for extended families, they also mark the historical achievement as a defense institution, often being considered as fortifications in their own meaning.Trying to understand the Dukagjini Tower as a symbol of the resistance, represent also a good way to try to understand the cultural thinking within the region.

Keywords: tower, stone, Dukagjini, tribe, defense, culture, architecture.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v6i12.1589

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v6i12.1589.g2078

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