The Birth of Albania
I.B. Tauris, 338 blz., 2018, ISBN 9781788311137
Explores how an independent Albania first came into existence, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1912. 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'. This book is the definitive account of this period and an essential contribution to our understanding of an important but often overlooked part of the world.