National identity: who are the Albanians? the Illyrian anthroponymy and the ethnogenesis of the Albanians

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Research problem: The Albanian ethnogenesis and national identity framed by the “Illyrian” theory of Albanian ethnical and cultural origin and the main possible political consequences of the implementation of the “Illyrian” theory of Albanian ethnogenesis, accepted firstly by the national awakening movement of the Albanians (1878–1913) called “Rilindja”, i.e., the renaissance. Methodology: Analysis and comparison of different historical sources, scientific literature and ideologically-propaganda works by distinct and opposite authors of different ethnical and educational backgrounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-24
JournalHistory research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Albanians
  • Balkans
  • National identity
  • Nationalism
  • Ethnogenesis
  • Illyrians

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