Albania(1,059 words)

Before its use as the official name of the state recognised by the Great Powers in 1913, Albania sancaq-i arvanid arnavūt arnavūtluk Shqipëri shqiptar shqip

The Albanian territories, which were divided among several local lords and princes, were conquered by the Ottomans over a period of two centuries between 1385 and 1571. The Ottomans established their rule in several stages, first appointing qāḍī tīmār tīmār

One of the major consequences of Ottoman rule was the gradual Islamisation of a significant part of the local population, although this process only b…

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Clayer, Nathalie. "Albania." Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 18 December 2014 <>

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