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Vickers, Miranda

Overview
Works: 39 works in 234 publications in 7 languages and 4,196 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DR941, 949.6502
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Most widely held works by Miranda Vickers
The Albanians : a modern history by Miranda Vickers( Book )

82 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albania remains one of the least-known nations in the world. This is the first full account of a country that experienced a turbulent history and decades of isolation. The last few years have brought unprecedented change to the entire Albanian political system, with the collapse of communism and the progression to multi-party elections, first in April 1991 and again in March 1992. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people (including the Albanians of the former Yugoslavia) from the late Ottoman period. Her account takes in the emergence of the Albanian national movement; the Balkan wars; the First World War occupation of Albanian territory; independence; the rule of King Zog; the formation of the Albanian Communist Party; the charismatic leadership of Enver Hoxha; Albania's relationship with Tito and Yugoslavia; the break with Tito and the alliance with the Soviet Union and then China; the long period of isolation; the death of Hoxha in 1985, and the succession of Ramiz Alia; the process of gradual reform which led to the 1991 multi-party elections and the victory of the PLA (the Communist Party); the collapse of the coalition government later that year, and the victory of the ADP (the Albanian Democratic Party) the following year. The book also considers Albania's future
The Albanian question : reshaping the Balkans by James Pettifer( )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1997 Albania staged the first armed uprising in Europe since the 1920s, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. In this book, two internationally-recognised authorities on the 'Albanian question' consider the country in the context of the greater political situation in the Balkans
Albania : from anarchy to a Balkan identity by Miranda Vickers( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Vickers and James Pettifer take us behind the veil of former President Enver Hoxha's isolationist policies to examine the historic events leading up to Albania's transition to a parliamentary government. Beginning with Hoxha's death in 1985, the book traces the most recent decade of Albania's shaky existence, from the anarchy and chaos of the early nineties to the victory of the Democratic Party under Sali Berisha in 1992 and the programs it has pursued in power. The authors provide us with an analysis of how the moral, religious, economic, political and cultural identity of the Albanian people is being redefined, and leave no doubt that the future of Albania is inextricably linked to the future of the Balkans as a whole
Between Serb and Albanian : a history of Kosovo by Miranda Vickers( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Bulgarian and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the contradictory aims and interests of Kosovo's two peoples, the Serbs and the Albanians, focuses on the underlying social and cultural factors affecting the conflict
Lakes and empires in Macedonian history : contesting the waters by James Pettifer( )

7 editions published between 2021 and 2022 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lakes and Empires in Macedonian History: Contesting the Waters tells the story of Psarades, a lakeside village in Macedonian Greece on the shores of the Prespa lake. This village, which is in many ways a completely typical Greek settlement and yet remains unconventional in its way of life, embodies the many contradictions of modern history and in exploring its roots James Pettifer and Miranda Vickers skilfully uncover the wider social, cultural and political history of this lake region. Drawing from oral testimonies and attentive to the construction of national histories, this book considers how the development of international borders, movement of people and role of national identities within imperial borderlands shaped Macedonia today. What is more, by centering the lakes and making use of an innovative environmental historical methodology, Pettifer and Vickers offer the first environmental history of this multi-ethnic borderland region shared by Greece, North Macedonia and Albania. The result is a nuanced and sophisticated transnational account of Macedonia from prehistory to the 21st century which will be essential reading for all Balkan scholars"--
The status of Kosovo in socialist Yugoslavia by Miranda Vickers( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyots and aits : islands of the River Thames by Miranda Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albania : dall'anarchia a un'identità balcanica by Miranda Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cham issue : where to now? by Miranda Vickers( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek minority in Albania : current tensions by Miranda Vickers( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albania's ethnic Greek minority constitutes a linguistic, cultural and religiously distinct minority, the majority of which live south of a line running roughly from the Adriatic port of Vlore to the eastern town of Korce, with a particular concentration in the Drin Valley. In marked contrast to the early 1990s, the Greek minority is noticeable largely by its absence. With the exception of a few elderly women dressed in black, the villages of the minority areas are eerily deserted. Since the end of the one-party state in 1991, up to two-thirds of the minority population, along with tens of thousands of ethnic Albanians, have gone to live in Greece, leaving mostly elderly relatives to act as caretakers of their Albanian property. The problems of the Greek minority in Albania continue to affect the wider relationship between Albania and Greece. Efforts to improve the situation and human rights of the minority have met with delays and difficulties as both past and present Albanian and Greek governments have been willing to use nationalism as political capital for electoral benefits. External manipulation of the minorities' issues by nationalist-based groups has hindered efforts to correctly evaluate the minority situation and contributed to interethnic tensions. However, the election of a new government in Greece may offer an opportunity to attempt to solve some of these problems and improve regional relationships
The Cham issue : Albanian national & property claims in Greece by Miranda Vickers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albanian nationalism after the Cold War : selected writings by Miranda Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly fifty years after the end of the Second World War, Albania remained in almost total isolation from the rest of the world. The hard-line communist dictatorship sealed the tiny country's borders in an effort to preserve Albania and the ruling regime from the threat posed by Western Powers and from neighbouring countries and their territorial ambitions. When the communist regime finally collapsed in 1992, Albania emerged into a Balkans ravaged by civil war in neighbouring Yugoslavia, which spread into the regions bordering Albania inhabited by significant ethnic Albanian minorities. As the war ignited in Kosova, tens of thousands of Albanian refugees fled into Albania, which itself was suffering violent internal conflict. Albania had entered the post-communist world in an impoverished and broken state, immersed in civil strife between the new quasi-democratic government and the opposition socialists, which culminated into virtual civil war in 1997 that pitted northerners against southerners with more than 4,000 deaths. Amidst the chaos, the disintegration of Yugoslavia ignited a new Albanian national question that had lain dormant since 1945. There were calls for the creation of a 'Greater Albania' to incorporate Yugoslavia's Albanian minorities within the 'Mother' state, which was to also include an area of north-western Greece which had historically been inhabited by ethnic Albanians known as Chams. The Chams were forced to leave their homeland following three distinct phases: the first during the Balkans Wars 1912-14; the second resulting from the Greek-Turkish population exchanges in the 1920s; the third at the end of the Second World War. The calls for a 'Greater Albania' alarmed Albania's neighbours and the international community, who viewed it as a serious threat to the stability of the entire southern Balkans. --
Islam in Albania by Miranda Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Islaah Publications provides this essay by a Muslim scholar. In English
Shqipëria : nga anarkia te një identitet ballkanik by Miranda Vickers( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Albanian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butrint : environs and the southern Albanian coast : a visitors guide by Julia Pettifer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cham issue : the next stage by Miranda Vickers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Çështja Shqiptare : riformësimi i Ballkanit by James Pettifer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Albanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midis Serbëbe dhe Shqiptarëve : një histori e Kosovës by Miranda Vickers( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Albanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Albanians a modern history by Miranda Vickers( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk framställning, från 1997, om Albanien. Författaren skriver om områdets tidiga historia i det ottomanska riket men framför allt behandlar hon tiden efter andra världskriget då Albanien under ledning av Envar Hoxha blev en kommunistisk diktatur som isolerades från omvärlden. Efter Hoxhas död 1985 har landet utvecklats till en demokrati men det är fortfarande ett av Europas fattigaste länder. Inläst med engelsk talsyntes
Albania : from anarchy to a Balkan indentity by Miranda Vickers( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Albanian question : reshaping the Balkans
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The Albanian question : reshaping the BalkansAlbania : from anarchy to a Balkan identityBetween Serb and Albanian : a history of KosovoLakes and empires in Macedonian history : contesting the watersEyots and aits : islands of the River ThamesAlbanian nationalism after the Cold War : selected writingsThe Albanians a modern historyAlbania : from anarchy to a Balkan indentity
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Vikers, Miranda

Vikers, Miranda 1959-

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