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Empire of Nations: The Consolidation of Albanian and Turkish National Identities in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1878-1913

Licursi, Emiddio Pietro

"I intend to utilize the intellectual output of Albanian and Turkish figures
throughout this period to demonstrate the manner in which this process, and its various
contingencies, affected their worldviews. Particularly, I rely on works from Pashko Vasa,
Faïk Konitza, Sami Frashëri (Şemseddin Sami), Yusuf Akçura, and Ismail Kemal to
elucidate this process of transformation. I argue that these intellectual works provide
crucial insight as to the manner in which Albanians interpreted the events that occurred
between 1878 and 1913. Additionally, I claim that these intellectual sources embody a
resolution of the meta-historical transformations that occurred during this time, the
proliferation of nationalism throughout the Balkans and the Empire’s effort to
“modernize,” and the contingencies that directly effected the Albanian population."

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Barkey, Karen
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B.A., Columbia University
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May 6, 2011