The Albanians: A Modern History
This is the first full account of a country that, following decades of isolation, has undergone unprecedented changes to its political system: the collapse of communism, the progression to multi-party elections and the upheaval that followed the March 1997 uprising. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people from the Ottoman period to the formation of the Albanian Communist Party. Newly revised for this paperback edition, The Albanians has now been updated to cover the crisis in Kosovo that led to the first "Western" war in Europe since 1945.
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The Nature of Ottoman Rule and the Rise of
Political and Cultural Moves to Consolidate
Albanian Independence and the End of Ottoman Rule
The Reign of Prince Wied and the First World War
Political Instability and the June Revolution
The Consolidation of Zogus Regime and the Italian
The Second World War and the Founding of
The Retreat into Isolation
The End of Communism and the Path to Democratic
The Democratic Dream Fades
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