Albania
(1,185 words)

Albania

Compared to other ethnic groups in the Balkan region the Albanians were relatively late to develop national aspirations of their own. Religious divisions within the population, the lack of a unified social stratum that would support a “modern” national movement, and the traditional, deeply fractured structure of Albanian society with its regional and clan affiliations delayed the creation of a politically organized movement of national rebirth (Rilindja), which only emerged in the last quarter of the 19th century. When the peace negotiations after the R…

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Höpken, Wolfgang, “Albania”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0006>
First published online: 2015



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