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The Albanians: A Modern History
 

The Albanians: A Modern History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Vickers, Miranda

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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 Vicke... read full description below.

ISBN 9781350141445
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Published 19 September 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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ISBN-13 9781350141445
ISBN-10 1350141445
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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date 19 September 2019
International Release Date 31 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Vickers, Miranda
Category World History: From C 1900 -
European History
International Relations
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Weight 422g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Albania - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 949.65
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A vigorous, well-informed and readable study of modern Albanian history succeeds in making sense of Albania's fragmented, intricate and tangled history, which is a noteworthy feat the book can be warmly recommended. - Raymond Hutchings, The Slavonic Review The first proper survey of modern Albanian history to have been published in Europe since the fall of the Communist regime it is likely to become the standard guide to the subject for English-speaking readers. - Noel Malcolm, The European Magazine

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Author's Bio

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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