This monograph consists of two main parts: 1. The Albanian uprising of 1911; 2. Albanian independence and the issue of defining the borders of the new Albanian state during 1912-1914.
The study focuses on: • the process of the practical application of the decisions made by the Great Powers on border-line delimitation between Albania and Greece; • the difficult, complicated process of clearing Southern Albania from Greek occupying troupes, a process which was never completed in conformity with the decisions of the Great Powers; • the beginning of an autonomous separatist movement which was conducted by Athens in this area and which left unforgettable traces in the Albanian and Greek memory, and lastly, • the unfeasible mission of the Albanian state to extend state integrity all over the internationally recognized area, the surveillance organization of the Great Powers, the International Control Commission
The closing date of the study is that of the re-establishment of the Greek rule in Southern Albania, October 31, 1914, under the conditions of the deterioration of WW I and the disintegration of the state authority of the principality of Albania, justified with the need for the establishment of a public authority in this country.