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L'Italia e le rivolte per l'indipendenza albanese nel contesto balcanico (1911)
Italy and the Albanian Revolts for Independence in the Balcanic Context (1911)

Author(s): Andrea Carteny, Antonelo Biagini
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Universităţii Petru Maior
Keywords: Albania; Independence; Albanians; Italy; Merrone; Marro; Ottomans Revolts

Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of the second decade of the twentieth century exploded a national issue remained quietly for decades but never really resolved: Albanians. Since the middle of the first decade of the twentieth-century, was inaugurated a period of competition between Rome and Vienna responsible for a gradual "corrosion" of the Triple Alliance, which manifests itself through references to the tradition of the Risorgimento claim unredeemed, but also in competition for control of Albania. It is therefore from the Italian military attaches in Constantinople (Col. Prospero Marro) and Sofia (Col. Enrico Merrone) arrived to Rome reports and relations concerning the Constantinople Ottoman environment, but also the Balkans provinces, in this period particularly animated by local and national movements. Of particular interest are the reports of Col. Merrone, which fits within the regional context that is emerging as a new player in the local movement of Albanian independence, and identifies the most interesting aspects to the influence of Italy in Adriatic-Balkan region on the eve of the Great War.

  • Issue Year: 12/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 47-56
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Italian