100 years ago: Durrës and German Prince WILHELM Wied - 7 March - 3 September 1914 Cover Image
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100 vjet më parë: Durrësi dhe Princi Gjerman Vilhelm Vidi - 7 Mars - 3 Shtator 1914
100 years ago: Durrës and German Prince WILHELM Wied - 7 March - 3 September 1914

Author(s): Jani Sota
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Period(s) of Nation Building
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: 100 years ago; Durrës and German Prince ; WILHELM Wied ; September 1914;

Summary/Abstract: On this study we will try to prove the role of Price of Wied: 1) Why a German Prince was selected? First attempt to bring the European model of governance after the creation of Albanian state; 2) Why Durrës is chosen for a capital? Brief economic and political overview of capital Durrës; 3) Dilemma: Did Prince of Wied really fail? This study is based on archival sources as: Albanian National Archives (Funds of period 1913-1914, etc.), and the Archive of Historical Institute, Center of Albanological Studies (Fund of Austro-Hungary); documentary sources edited till today; the data of Albanian press; etc. Also, there have been used the famous memories of much known personalities of the time, Prince of Wied, Eqrem Bej Vlora, etc. All of these describe difficulties that Price of Wied had to face in order to accept the decision of Great Powers. It also emerges the character of his determination to carry out to the end the mission and the goal that he has set to himself, despite of many difficulties towards political stability of Albania.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 159-182
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Albanian