In this first post of the new section dedicated to culture, society, and travels we're going to talk about Albania and the Albanian Alps - also known as the Accursed Mountains -, an area of the Eastern Europe cluster that's home to a culture of honor.
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“There is no fine for an offence to honour.
An offence to honour is never forgiven.
The person dishonored has every right to avenge his honour;
no pledge is given, no appeal is made to the Elders, no judgment is needed, no fine is taken.
The strong man collects the fine himself.
A man who has been dishonored is considered dead according to the Kanun”.