Bejtullah Destani

Adviser and Contributor


Bejtullah Destani is Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Kosovo in Rome. He is a scholar and editor of many books on Albanian and Balkan interest. He is founder of the London-based Centre for Albanian Studies and serves and an adviser and special contributor to the IAPS.



  • The Balkan Wars: British Consular Reports from Macedonia in the Final Years of the Ottoman Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014. (with Robert Elsie)
  • The Cham Albanians of Greece: A Documentary History. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, in association with the Centre for Albanian Studies, 2013 (Bejtullah Destani, Robert Elsie, Rudina Jasini).
  • Kësulëkuqja = Little Red Riding Hood. London: Learning Design, 1999. (Bejtullah Destani and Eddie McParland).
  • Durham, M. E. The Blaze in the Balkans. Selected Writings, 1903-1941 (Edited by Robert Elsie and Bejtullah Destani ). London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.
  • Albania and the Albanians: Selected Articles and Letters 1903-1944. London: Centre for Albanian Studies : Designed and distributed by Learning Design, 2001 (edited by Harry Hodgkinson and Bejtullah D Destani).
  • Albanian Letters: Nationalism, Independence and the Albanian Language. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010 (Edited by Arthur Evans and Bejtullah D Destani).
  • Ancient Illyria: An Archaeological Exploration. London; New York: I.B. Tauris in association with the Centre for Albanian Studies, London.
  • The Six Month Kingdom: Albania 1914. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, in association with the Centre for Albanian Studies, 2005 (Duncan Heaton-Armstrong, Gervase Belfield, Bejtullah D Destani).
  • Albania’s Greatest Friend: Aubrey Herbert and the Making of Modern Albania: Diaries and Papers, 1904-1923. London; New York: I. B. Tauris (Aubrey  Herbert, Bejtullah D Destani, Jason Tomes).
  • Scanderbeg. London: Centre for Albanian Studies: Distributed by Learning Design, 1999 (Harry Hodgkinson, Bejtullah D Destani, Westrow Cooper, and David Abulafia).
  • Faik Konitza: Selected Correspondence. London: Centre for Albanian Studies, 2000 (Faik Konica, Bejtullah Destani).
  • Edward Lear in Albania: Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans. London; New York; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008 (Edward Lear, Bejtullah D Destani, Robert Elsie).
  • An Englishman in Albania: Memoirs of a British Officer, 1929-1955. London: Centre for Albanian Studies, 2002 (Oakley-Hill, D. R. and Bejtullah D Destani).
  • Montenegro: Political and Ethnic Boundaries 1840-1920. Slough: Archive Editions, 2001.
  • The Zionist Movement and the Foundation of Israel 1839-1972. Farnham Common: Archive Editions, 2004.
  • Albania & Kosovo: political and ethnic boundaries, 1867-1946. Slough: Archive Editions, 1999.
  • Druze Communities, 1840-1974. Slough: Archive Editions, 2006.
  • Ethnic Minorities in the Balkan States, 1860-1971. Great Britain: Archive Editions, 2003.
  • Greek Orthodox Communities, Roman Catholic, Jacobite, Chaldean and Syrian Catholic Communities in the Levant and Iraq, 1844 – 1955. Slough: Archive Ed., 2007.
  • Kurdish Communities, 1918 – 1974. Slough: Archive Ed., 2006.
  • Minorities in the Middle East: An Archival Survey. Slough: Archive Ed., 2007.
  • Minorities in the Middle East Assyrian Communities. Slough: Archive Ed., 2007.
  • Minorities in the Middle East, Christian minorities 1838-1967. Slough, England: Archive Editions, Ltd., 2007.
  • Minorities in the Middle East Levant. Slough: Archive Ed., 2007.
  • Montenegro: political and ethnic boundaries, 1840-1920. Slough: Archive Editions, 2001.
  • Muslim Minorities in Arab Countries, 1843-1973. Slough: Archive Editions, 2006.
  • Religious Communities in Jerusalem 1843-1974 and Minorities in Israel. Slough: Archive Editions, 2005.
  • Selektivna bibliografija knjiga o Albaniji (1850-1984). Beograd: Centar za strategijske studije, 1986.