The monograph Albania and the Albanian Question After the World War I (November 1, 1918-November 9, 1921,- International status, borders and state building) constitutes an effort to examine the political history of Albania covering a stretch of time from the end of World War I until the 9th of November 1921, a date when the final international status and the borders of this state were determined.
By ROMEO GURAKUQI
In addition to the political history, the monograph meticulously treats the diplomatic management of the post World War I Albanian question in the Peace Conference in Paris and in the subsequent Conference of the Ambassadors until the status and the borders were ultimately settled in principle, on the 9th of November 1921. In the course of his study, the author made use of lot of information accessible in the Public Record Office (National Archives in United Kingdom), the stock of books of the Foreign Office, manuscripts preserved in the library of London School of Economics and Political Science, the published documents of the Main Archive of the State of the Republic of Albania, as well as a lot of ublished archive Italian, British, and American sources. Thus, this book exposes the international, political, cultural and to a lesser extent, social cultural history of Albania and the Albanian question in a period of three years.
The main focus of this book is the treatment of the Albanian question in the Conference of Paris. As a matter of fact, the Albanian question was considered in three ordered and parallel international events which happened in three-years: The Peace Conference of Paris, the League of Nations and the Conference of the Ambassadors. Every parallel or subsequent treatment of the Albanian question was related to and onditioned by the fundamental decisions of the peacemakers assembled in the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919.