KANUN INSTITUTIONS AS HERITABLE CULTURAL CODES: THE FAMILY

Anxhela Hoxha

Abstract


The Albanian canons - set of customary laws and norms - deep in their hearts have many cultural codes which are heritable and define even nowadays the behavior and cultural understating of the Albanians. Some of the most important institutions are family, women, honor, property and I would like to address in this article the anthropological theoretical and Albanian context of the first institution, which is the family. As for the Albanian context I will address several researches’ notes and testimonies and then, on a comparative base, the very pulp: the Albanian canons.

Keywords: Kanun, heritage, culture codes, family, kin, anthropology.


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