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Balkans

Balkans  

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The countries occupying the Balkan peninsula of south-eastern Europe, lying south of the Danube and Sava rivers, between the Adriatic and Ionian seas in the west, the Aegean and Black seas in the ...
Corfu incident

Corfu incident  

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(31 August 1923)The naval bombardment and occupation of the Greek island of Corfu by Italian troops. An Italian general and four members of his staff, engaged under international authority in ...
Kosovo

Kosovo  

A republic in the Balkans, formerly an autonomous province of Serbia bordering on Albania, the majority of whose people are of Albanian descent, and which in 1999 was subjected to ethnic cleansing by ...
Kosovo Crisis

Kosovo Crisis  

(1999) the largest military assault in Europe since World War II, and NATO's first combat experience. Prompted by mistreatment of Albanians in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo, NATO air assaults ...
language

language  

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The principal languages of early modern Europe consist of six language families (Germanic, Romance, Slavic, Balto-Slavic, Finno-Ugric, and Celtic), a number of isolates (Greek, Albanian, Basque, and ...
Musachi

Musachi  

A 14th-century Albanian kindred group, with land in the central Albanian plain of the Muzeqeja. Its 16th-century kinsmen created a humanistic narrative about the kindred’s past.NZG. Musachi, ‘Breve ...
Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church  

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A family of Churches, mostly situated mainly in E. Europe; each Church is independent in its internal administration, but all share the same faith and are in communion with each other, acknowledging ...
Petro Korçari

Petro Korçari  

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(b. Korçë; fl.1770–1807).Albanian architect. He graduated as an engineer and was the chief architect (1800–07) of Ali Pasha Tepelena (1741–1822), ruler of an Albanian state based at Ioannina, Greece. ...
Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg  

(c.1405–17 January 1468)Military and political leader of Albanian kindreds 1444–68. Educated among the Ottomans as a hostage, he rebelled against them after a short military-administrative career. ...
Thopia

Thopia  

A prominent 14th-century Albanian kindred. Strengthened by their loyalty to the Angevins, in the time of Carlo (fl. 1358–d. 1388) they succeeded in establishing a de facto independent domain between ...

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