more on albanians

there are two broad groups of albanians, the gheg speakers in the north of the country (the blues on the map) and the tosk speakers in the south (the greens): today, the ghegs are more clannish/tribal than the tosks. there are historical (stemming from topographical) reasons for this (emphases and links added by me): “The […]

pathogens and consanguinity

remember the woodley & bell paper about the connections between consanguineous matings and democracy (or lack of) that i said i was going to post a lot about? and then i got distracted? well, let’s get back to it. by way of introducing woodley & bell’s idea that pathogens (and consanguinity) and democracy don’t go […]