Adherence? None. My region was outside the realm of Kanunit tė Dukagjinit. There were other rules (usually the local Ottoman Kadi if criminal or an elder council for arbitration.) Vendettas were usually rare and involved cattle feuds, dowry and honor.
Oooops I meant Kanuni. But either way, you understand what I meant. What I was kind of curious though what is YOU and YOUR families' extension of erm, adherence to the codes of that law codex?
As for Lignage, so clans run down patrilinerally in Albanian culture then, or both ways? I mentioned clans I guess cause Im Punjabi, and clans are important to us.
Clan? First of all what you call clan, is called lignage (Fisi). The lignage involves the extended family (5 generations usually) from man to man. IE when you have a blood feud the revenge is passed from the closest man to the victim to the farthest (if there is no other way).
The Kanun has 12 entries or 13 entries according to who you listen. Each entry covers a specific Item. Property, Honor, Penal proceedins etc.
On a side note, the Kanun is a Christian codex.
Something occured to me Kotomore, since I know you're Albanian and I've been curious
Do you still somewhat adhere to the Kanun laws or not at all? And to what extent do your immediate family members do? And your clan?