The Fight for Balkan Latinity. The Aromanians until World War I.

Authors

  • Giuseppe Motta Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Abstract

The Aromanians of Vlahs are a people of the Balkans historically mentioned in many sources and documents thruoughout
the centuries, since the age of Roman colonization. Their particular identity emerged during the XIX century, when the rise of
nationalism involved also the Vlahs, who demanded the protection of the Sultan against Greek propaganda and denationalization
policies. Also the newborn State of Romania was interested in their situation and started a diplomatic controversy with Greece to defend
Balkan latinity. The question gained relevance during the age of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) and the first World War, when the
arrival of Italian troops in the region of Pindus was welcomed by the Aromanians who welcomed Italian army and appealed to the
common Latin inheritance for the defense of their national specificity and traditions.

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Published

2011-09-01

How to Cite

Motta, G. . (2011). The Fight for Balkan Latinity. The Aromanians until World War I. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 2(3), 252. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/10842