The Albanians: A Modern History

Author:   Miranda Vickers
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350141445


Pages:   312
Publication Date:   19 September 2019
Format:   Paperback
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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. She considers the charismatic leadership of Enver Hoxha; Albania's relationship with Tito and the alliance with the Soviet Union and then China; and the long period of isolation. Newly revised for this paperback edition, The Albanians considers the gradual process of reform and the fragility of the Albanian experiment with democracy, and includes a dramatic account of the days leading up to Sali Berisha's resignation of the presidency. It has now been updated to cover the fight for independence in Kosovo and the progress of Albania's application to join the EU.

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Author:   Miranda Vickers
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:  

9781350141445


ISBN 10:   1350141445
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   19 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
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Table of Contents

Preface vii Glossary ix Maps xi Introduction 1 1 The Nature of Ottoman Rule and the Rise of the Great Pashaliks 10 2 Political and Cultural Moves to Consolidate the Albanian National Movement 30 3 Albanian Independence and the End of Ottoman Rule 50 4 The Reign of Prince Wied and the First World War 73 5 Political Instability and the June Revolution 93 6 The Consolidation of Zogu's Regime and the Italian Ascendancy 111 7 The Second World War and the Founding of the Albanian Communist Party 134 8 `Building Socialism' under Yugoslav and Soviet Tutelage 155 9 The Retreat into Isolation 177 10 The End of Communism and the Path to Democratic Pluralism 201 11 The Democratic `Dream' Fades 225 12 Moving Towards the Mainstream 244 Conclusion 260

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Miranda Vickers is an independent writer and analyst of Albanian affairs. She has travelled and worked in Albania for more than twenty years and she is the author of several seminal works on the Albanians and their history.

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