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BOOK SALE: The Birth of Albania: Ethnic Nationalism, the Great Powers of World War I and the Emergence of Albanian Independence, by Nicola C Guy



The Birth of Albania: Ethnic Nationalism, the Great Powers of World War I and the Emergence of Albanian Independence


A hardback book by Nicola C Guy

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£25
including free UK postage and packing
and while stocks last

If you would like the book to be posted to an address outside of the UK, please e-mail angloalbanian@gmail.com for a quote, and before you place your order.


The book was launched at the Albanian Embassy in London on 16 May 2012.


L-R: HE Mr Mal Berisha, Albanian Ambassador to the UK; Dr Noel Malcolm, All Souls College, Oxford; Dr Nicola C Guy, the author.

About the book


The Albanian question remains one of the major unresolved questions in south-eastern Europe, with the potential to disrupt the region, with grave consequences for the international community. The exodus of refugees from Kosovo into Albania in the late 1990s - and Kosovo s subsequent declaration of independence in February 2008 - rejuvenated interest in Albania and Kosovo and their place in the Balkans and Yet despite growing interest in the region s recent history, until now Albania s period of independence around World War I has been largely neglected. The Birth of Albania explores how an independent Albania first came into existence in the early twentieth century, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Nicola Guy explains how and why Albanian independence was finally achieved, in the context of the prevailing contemporary ideas of ethnicity and national identity, elaborated most famously by President Woodrow Wilson as national self-determination . The Birth of Albania is the definitive account of this period and an essential contribution to our understanding of an important but often overlooked part of the world.

About the author

Nicola Guy gained her PhD in History from Durham University in 2008. She has published a number of articles in academic journals and presented papers at international conferences in the UK, USA and Greece. She currently works as a policy maker in the British Civil Service and tutors on modern European history courses for the Open University. She has also worked as a lecturer on courses in modern European history at Durham University and the University of York and studied Albanian at Indiana University.

£25.00

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