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Founding a Balkan state : Albania's experiment with democracy, 1920-1925

Author: Robert C Austin
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Founding a Balkan State examines the pivotal period in Albanian history when the country's fundamental goals and directions were most hotly contested. In 1920, liberal Albanian leaders - led by the US-educated Bishop Fan S. Noli - began working to introduce democracy to the country, hoping that it would lead to modernization, prosperity, and overturning the legacy of five hundred years of Ottoman rule. In 1924,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fan Stylian Noli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Austin
ISBN: 9781442644359 1442644354
OCLC Number: 900777506
Description: x, 222 s. : ill., kort ; 24 cm
Contents: Internal and external challenges --
Creating a revolutionary situation --
Fan Noli in power --
Albania's neighbours : Yugoslavia and Greece --
Great Britain, Italy, and the United States --
The League of Nations and the Soviet Union --
Traitor one day, patriot the next --
Conclusion
Responsibility: Robert C. Austin
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Austin shrewdly demonstrates how the missed opportunities of Albania's political transition affected the course of Balkan history for decades to come.  Read more...

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'Austin's book is a very important and valuable groundbreaking work that is likely to have a major influence on future studies of the Zogist period.' -- James Pettifer Canadian Journal of History, Read more...

 
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