This book offers a wide-range perspective covering demographic, family, urban and social transformations of the Albanian city of Shkodra during the interwar period. The topics discussed in the book are also related to the so-called process of 'modernisation' and 'westernisation' of a newly created state of Albania (1912). They include demography, census data, family structure, marriage patterns as well as cityscape and spatial layout and urban life. It gives insights into Shkodra's urban transformation, how the urban pattern differed from the Ottoman model, and the question of its continuity.
Enriketa Pandelejmoni is a historian at the Department of History, University of Tirana. Her research interests include contemporary history of Albania, social history, gender, communism and memory.