Preveza from the air. The cape of Actium and the airport can be seen in the lower right.
|Coordinates: 38°57′N 20°44′E / 38.950°N 20.733°ECoordinates: 38°57′N 20°44′E / 38.950°N 20.733°E|
|• Mayor||Christos Bailes|
|• Municipality||380.5 km2 (146.9 sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||66.8 km2 (25.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Municipality density||83/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|• Municipal unit||22,853|
|• Municipal unit density||340/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|• Population||20,795 (2011)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||481 00|
Preveza (Greek: Πρέβεζα) is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. It is the capital of the regional unit of Preveza, which is part of the region of Epirus. The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, the first and so far only undersea tunnel in Greece, was completed in 2002 and connects Preveza to Aktio in western Acarnania in the region of Aetolia-Acarnania. The ruins of the ancient city of Nicopolis lie 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of the city.
Origin of the name
There are three different views that have been suggested by scholars as to the origin of the name Preveza (Πρέβεζα in Greek). The view that is widely accepted amongst them, today, is that Preveza means Passage, and the name has reached its form from the Slavic word prěvozъ, through the Albanian word prevëzë -za.
- The first view suggests that the name Preveza originates from the Slavic word prěvozъ, which means passage. This view has been accepted by Max Vasmer, Diogenis Chariton, Fiodor Uspenski, Ioannis Dimaratos, Peter Soustal & Johannes Koder, Alexios G. K. Savvides, Elias Vasilas, Nikos D. Karabelas, Demosthenis Donos, etc.
- The second view suggests that the name originates from the old Albanian word prevëzë -za, which also means Passage, passing through, transportation, passing over. This view has been accepted by (Petros Fourikis, Konstantinos Amantos, Max Vasmer, Peter Soustal & Johannes Koder, Alexis G.K. Savvides, Nikos D. Karabelas, Demosthenis Donos, etc.)
- The third view suggests that the word originates from the Italian word prevesione, which means supply. This view was suggested by Panagiotis Aravantinos, back in 1857.
The present municipality Preveza was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units (constituent communities in brackets):
- Louros (Ano Rachi, Kotsanopoulo, Louros, Neo Sfinoto, Oropos, Revmatia, Skiadas, Stefani, Trikastro, Vrysoula)
- Preveza (Flampoura, Michalitsi, Mytikas, Nicopolis, Preveza)
- Zalongo (Cheimadio, Ekklissies, Kamarina, Kanali, Kryopigi, Myrsini, Nea Sampsounta, Nea Sinopi, Riza, Vrachos)
In antiquity, the south-southwestern part of Epirus was inhabited by the Greek tribe of Cassopeans, part of a larger tribe, the Thesprotians. Their capital city was Cassope (today, near the village of Kamarina). At the southernmost part of Epirus, king Pyrrhus founded, in 290 BC, the town of Berenikea or Berenike, named after his mother-in-law Berenice I of Egypt., Today, it is believed that Berenikea lies on the hills near the village of Michalitsi, following the excavations by Sotirios Dakaris in 1965. The Ionian Sea, near Berenikea, was the site of the naval Battle of Actium, on 2 September 31 BC, in which Octavian's forces defeated those of Mark Antony and queen Cleopatra of Egypt. The ancient city of Nicopolis (Νικόπολις, "Victory City") was built, nearby, by Augustus to commemorate his victory. The city is believed to have, at its peak, a population of 150,000. In AD 90, Epictetus arrived at Nicopolis, after been banished by the Roman emperor Domitian, and established a school of philosophy. One of his students, Arrian, became a famous historian and recorded all of his works.
Nicopolis continued under Roman and later Byzantine rule, experiencing brief periods of Bulgarian rule in the 10th century (920–922, 977–983, 996–997). According to one theory, modern Preveza grew around a military outpost built in the 9th century by the Bulgarians, following their conquest of Nicopolis. The city was first attested in the Chronicle of the Morea (1292). However, Hammond places the foundation of Preveza much later, at the end of the 14th century, possibly by Albanians. After 1204, it came under the Despotate of Epirus (1204–1230, 1241–1338, 1356–1358), the Second Bulgarian Empire (1230–1241), the Serbian Empire (1348–1356), and the Despotate of Arta (1358–1401). It then came under Venetian rule until captured by the Ottomans.
First Ottoman Period
The Ottomans refounded Preveza probably in 1477, with a subsequent strengthening of the fortifications in 1495. The naval Battle of Preveza was fought off the shores of Preveza on 29 September 1538, where the Ottoman fleet of Hayreddin Barbarossa defeated a united Christian fleet under the Genoese captain Andrea Doria. This day is a Turkish Navy National Holiday, and some of today Turkish submarines called "Preveze".
Preveza was hotly contested in several Ottoman-Venetian Wars. In September 1684, at the early part of the Morean War, the Venetians, aided by Greek irregulars, crossed from the island of Lefkada (Santa Maura) and captured Preveza as well as Vonitsa, which gave them control of Acarnania - an important morale booster towards the main campaign in the Morea. However, at the end of the war in 1699 Preveza was handed back to Ottoman rule. Venice captured Preveza again in 1717, during its next war with the Ottomans and was this time able to hold on to the town and fort it - a meager achievement in a war which otherwise went very badly for the Republic. Venetian rule would persist until the very end of the Venetian Republic itself in 1797. During this period, in 1779, the Orthodox missionary Kosmas visited Preveza where it is said he founded a Greek school, which would be the only school of the city during the 18th century. At the end of the 18th century, Preveza became a transit center of trade with western Europe (particularly France), which resulted in the increase of its population to approximately 10,000–12,000.
1797: Year of French Revolutionary rule, Ali Pasha's conquest and massacre
|Battle of Nicopolis (1798)|
|Part of French Revolutionary Wars (specifically related to French Campaign in Egypt and Syria)|
French Army |
Preveza Greek Civil Guard
|Ottoman Pashalik of Yanina|
|Commanders and leaders|
General La Salchette |
Captain Christakis commanded the Souliote warriors
Ali Pasha Tepelena |
280 French Grenadiers |
200 Preveza Civil Guards
60 Souliote warriors
|Casualties and losses|
|Heavily decimated in battle and in the massacre which followed||unknown|
Following the Treaty of Campo Formio, where Napoleon Bonaparte decreed the final dissolution of the Venetian Republic, Preveza – like other Venetian possessions in Greece and Albania – was ceded to Revolutionary France. 280 French grenadiers arrived in Preveza under the commands of General La Salchette. The people of Preveza welcomed the French troops as friendly, as can be seen in the letters of the period, when they wrote "ΠΕΑ" ("Πρώτο Ετος Απελευθέρωσης", "First Year of Liberation") and formed a pro-French civic militia. Around this same time the poet Rigas Feraios was combining support for the ideas of the French Revolution with calls for a Greek uprising against Ottoman rule. He was intercepted and killed by the Ottoman authorities when en route to meet Napoleon and directly ask for his help for the Greek cause.
Napoleon Bonaparte, however, focused his attention in another direction, launching the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, placing France at war with the Ottoman Empire and giving little thought to the fate of the small Preveza garrison exposed on the edge of Ottoman territory. In October 1798, the local Ottoman governor Ali Pasha Tepelena – having great ambitions to make himself a semi-independent ruler – attacked Preveza with an overwhelming force. In the Battle of Nicopolis on 12 October 1798 the 7,000 Ottoman troops of Ali Pasha and his son Mukhtar completely overwhelmed the 280 French grenadiers and their local allies, the 200 Preveza Civil Guards and 60 Souliote warriors under Captain Christakis. Over the next two days, 13–14 October 1798, a major massacre of the French troops and the local Greek population which defended the city took place in Preveza and Port Salaora, on the Ambracian Gulf, starting before Ali Pasha entered Preveza on 13 October but also continuing in his presence. The so-called "Destruction of Preveza" ("Χαλασμός της Πρέβεζας") is still remembered as a notorious event in Greek history (el:Χαλασμός της Πρέβεζας). On 14 October, Ali Pasha called on those citizens of Preveza who had escaped to the Acarnanian Mountains to return to the city, and declared that they would be in no danger. However, upon their return, 170 of them were executed by the sword at the Salaora Port Customs. Many prisoners who survived the massacre died from the hardships on the road to Ioannina. In the grand return and reception held for his victorious troops, which Ali Pasha organized at Ioannina, surviving French and rebel prisoners were given the unpleasant role of walking at the head of the procession, holding the cut and salted heads of their companions, under the shouts and jeers of Ioannina's pro-Ottoman residents. From Ioannina, nine captured French grenadiers, and two officers were sent chained to Istanbul for questioning. One of them, Captain Louis-Auguste Camus de Richemont, was later released, possibly mediated by the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, Maria Letizia Bonaparte, and eventually became a general. Some popularly circulating tales, of doubtful historical authenticity, link this incident with the origins of the Spoonmaker's Diamond, one of the most closely guarded treasures of Istanbul's Topkapı Palace.
Though Preveza would remain under Ottoman rule for more than a century, this event – both the short period of Greek militias active in the city and the shock of the massacre that followed – and the influence of the ideas of the French Revolution had a part in the development of Greek nationalism towards the Greek War of Independence, which broke out three decades later.
Second Ottoman Period
From 1798 to 1820, Preveza was under the rule of the semi-independent Ali Pasha Tepelena. Following his death in 1822 at Ioannina, Preveza was more directly controlled from Istanbul. Preveza became the seat of a province (the Sanjak of Preveze) in 1863, until the year 1912 when the city joined Greece. In 1835, educational activity in the city revived with the foundation of a new Greek school, the Theophaneios, named after its sponsor, Anastassios Theophanis. In the following decades, this school became a centre of education in the surrounding area and in 1851 it also hosted a female and a secondary school.
According to the Congress of Berlin in 1878, parts of southern Epirus, including Preveza, were to be ceded by the Ottoman Empire to the Kingdom of Greece. Under this context, five meetings were held in Preveza, between Greek and Ottoman representatives, but all of them failed to reach an agreement. Even before negotiations started, the Ottoman side used a number of Albanian national figures for delaying purposes and appointed Abedin bey Dino, member of the League of Prizren and representative of the Albanian national movement, as Ottoman foreign minister. Moreover, Abedin Dino managed to gather various Albanian personalities in Preveza, from all over Albania and Epirus, who believed that the Ottomans will provide full support to the Albanian movement and were against annexation of Epirus to Greece. They also organized a meeting there in January 1879 and on February 28, 1879, signed a petition with a threat to take arms to prevent an annexation of Preveza to Greece. As a result of the unrest created, led by Abdyl Frashëri, another Albanian national figure, the local Ottoman governor was recalled. Abedin Dino was also recalled from Preveza, while the recently arrived Albanians left the city and returned to their homelands.
The discussions between the two sides continued latter in Constantinople, but the Ottoman side disagreed with the proposed border by using as an excuse the unrest created by Albanian representatives. In March 1881, the Ottoman side proposed the cession of Thessaly and Arta regions, a proposal that ignored the Albanian positions, and was finally accepted by Greece, although most of Epirus was still outside Greece. On the other hand, the Greek organisation, Epirote Society, founded at 1906 by members of the Epirote diaspora, Panagiotis Danglis and Spyros Spyromilios, aimed at the annexation of the region to Greece by supplying local Greeks with firearms.
From 1881 to 1912 the main sectors of the local economy witnessed dramatic decline and the port of the city lost most of its former commercial significance. However, education was still flourishing with two schools operating: one boys' and one girls' school. The school system of the city was primarily financed by Anastasios Theofanis, notable member of the diaspora.
Annexation to Greece
The city of Preveza remained under Ottoman control until finally taken by the Greek Army on 21 October 1912, during the First Balkan War. The city was liberated after the Battle of Nicopolis, by the Greek forces under Colonel Papagiotis Spiliadis. A garrison of the 8th Infantry Division was stationed in the city by December. Later on in the same war, on 8 February 1913, the inhabitants of Preveza were involved in the first instance in world history of a pilot being shot down in combat. The Russian pilot N. de Sackoff, flying for the Greeks, had his biplane hit by ground fire following a bomb run on the walls of Fort Bizani near Ioannina. He came down near Preveza, and with the help of local townspeople repaired his plane and resumed his flight back to base. In the following months there arrived in Preveza the famous Swiss photographer Frederic Boissonnas, and a lot of photographs from this period are available today. Preveza along with the rest of southern Epirus formally became part of Greece via the Treaty of London in 1913.
Second World War
Along with the rest of Greece, Preveza was occupied by Fascist Italy (1941–1943) and Nazi Germany (1943–1944) during World War II. After the departure of the Wehrmacht from Preveza, in September 1944, an episode of the Greek Civil War known as the Battle of Preveza took place, lasting for 16 days, between armed partisans of the right-wing EDES and the left-wing EAM-ELAS. The fights stopped after the Convention of Cazerta between Great Britain and the two main Greek resistance groups, EDES and ELAS.
Today Preveza is a commercial harbour and tourist hub, with a marina, 4 Museums, two cinemas, an open theatre, a music Hall (OASIS), many clubs, taverns and cafes, benefiting from its proximity to the nearby Aktion National Airport and the nearby island of Lefkada, a major tourist destination. There are in the city University of Financial (TEI) and Commercial Navy Academy. The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, opened on 2002, is an important work of infrastructure for what has traditionally been a remote and underdeveloped region, and links Preveza to Actium (Greek: Άκτιο, Aktio) on the southern shore of the Ambracian Gulf, greatly shortening the distance of the trip to Lefkada.
- Ancient Nicopolis area (Walls, Basilica of Alkisson, Basilica of Domitius, Roman Odeon, Nympheum, Roman Baths, Cemetery, Theatre, Augustus Monument, Roman Stadium, Roman Villa of Manius Antoninus etc.)
- Ancient Cassope (400 BC), 25 km (16 mi) from Preveza
- Ancient Trikastron citadel (700 – 300BC), 30 km (19 mi) from Preveza
- Ancient Berenikea, Michalitsi village hills (270 BC).
- State Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis
- Private Museum of Arts and Sciences of Epirus of Dr. Harry Gouvas
- St. Charalampos Church (1715–1793)
- St. Varnavas Church
- St. Abassos Church
- Forest of Lekatsas, in Myrsini village
- Fortress of Laskara, Ali Pasha period (1810)
- Fortress of Pantokrator, Ali Pasha period (1810)
- Fortress of St. Andreas, Venetian (1701–1717) and Ottoman period (1810)
- Fortress of St. George (1718)
- Fortress of Reniassa (or Fortress of Despo) in Riza (1280)
- St. Elias prophet church (1780)
- Aktio-Preveza Undersea Tunnel, 2002
- Kostas Karyotakis' statue and last residence
- Madonna Church of Foreigners (Panagia ton Xenon) (1780)
- Monolithi beach and Monolithi forest
- National Bank of Greece building (1931)
- Odysseus Androutsos' marble statue
- Ottoman baths of Ali Pasha Tepelena
- Seytan Pazar, traditional street
- St. Thomas Port, Preveza
- Margarona traditional boatyard
- Venetian clock tower of Preveza
- Zalongo monument
Notable natives and residents
- Odysseas Androutsos, a hero of the Greek War of Independence.
- Evaggelos Avdikos, sociologist, professor of University of Larissa.
- Abedin Dino, founding member of the League of Prizren and leading figure of the Albanian National Awakening.
- Ali Dino (1890–1938), famous Albanian cartoonist and member of the Hellenic Parliament.
- Rasih Dino (1865–1928), diplomat and signatory of Albania to the Treaty of London.
- Shahin Dino, deputy of the sanjak of Preveza in the Ottoman Parliament and later Minister of Interior of Albania.
- Theodoros Grivas (1797–1862), hero of the Greek War of Independence.
- Jannis Kallinikos, scholar and intellectual.
- Ioannis Kefalas (1794-1876), benefactor.
- Nikolaos Konemenos (1837–1906), scholar.
- Nikos D. Karabelas, writer and president of the foundation "Actia Nicopolis" in Preveza.
- Kleareti Malamou-Dipla (1898–1977), poet and writer.
- Athina Papayianni, athlete.
- Kostas Provatas (1906–2001), popular painter from Nikopolis.
- Anastasios Theofanous (d. 1814), merchant and benefactor, founder of Theofanios School of Preveza.
- Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos (1897–1989), Hellenic Army chief and ambassador.
- Athanasia Tsoumeleka, athlete and Olympic Games Gold winner, in Fast Running.
- Alexios Vlahopoulos, hero of the Greek War of Independence.
- Konstantinos Vlachopoulos, hero of the Greek War of Independence.
Preveza is linked by road to Igoumenitsa and other coastal settlements through the E55 national road, and is also linked with other cities in Epirus such as Ioannina and Arta. The Aktio-Preveza Undersea Tunnel links Preveza by road to Aetolia-Acarnania in Central Greece. Preveza also has a small commercial and passenger port and is served by the nearby Aktion National Airport, which also serves the island of Lefkada.
Historical population statistics
Twin towns – sister cities
Preveza is a founding member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals. Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia and Tryavna in Bulgaria).
- The Naval Battle of Actium (31 BC)
- Ancient Nicopolis (31 BC)
- The Naval Battle of Preveza (1538 AC)
- The Battle of Nicopolis-Preveza (1798 AC)
- The Combat of Preveza, Greek Civil War, 1944
- The Aktio-Preveza Undersea Tunnel, 2003
- The Assembly of Preveza (1879 AC)
- New Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis 2009
- Museum of Arts and Sciences of Epirus, 2013
- List of settlements in the Preveza regional unit
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- It was only Panagiotis Aravantinos, in 1857, that suggested the Italian origin of the name Preveza. Most of the scholars who dealt with the origin of the name after Aravantinos, accept the view of Max Vasmer, Peter Soustal and Johannes Koder according to which the name originated from the Slavic language, and reached its today form through the Albanian language. See Max Vasmer, Die Slaven in Griechenland, Berlin 1941, p. 64, sv. Πρέβεζα.
- Ιωάννης Φ. Δημάρατος, Μεγάλη Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια Πυρσού, Athens 1932, vol. 20, pp. 654-659, sv. Πρέβεζα.
Max Vasmer, Die Slaven in Griechenland, Berlin 1941, p. 64, sv. Πρέβεζα.
Ηλίας Β. Βασιλάς, Η Πρέβεζα και η ετυμολογία της λέξεως, newspaper Βήμα Πρεβέζης, issue 594/28.6.1954, p. 1 and issue 595/5.7.1954, pp. 1-2.
Republished in his Άπαντα, Preveza 2012, pp. 47-52.
Peter Soustal & Johannes Koder, Nikopolis und Kephallēnia, Wien 1981, (Tabula Imperii Byzantini 3), p. 242.
Αλέξης Γ. Κ. Σαββίδης, Η Τουρκική κατάληψη της Πρέβεζας από τα Βραχέα Χρονικά, in Πρακτικά Α΄ Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου "Η Ιστορία της Πρέβεζας", Preveza 1993, pp. 25-39.
Δημοσθένης Α. Δόνος, Σκέψεις για την ιστοριογραφία της Πρέβεζας, Πρεβεζάνικα Χρονικά, vol. 49-50, pp. 383-430.
- Πέτρος Α. Φουρίκης, Η Πρέβεζα. Θέσις - Κτίσις - Όνομα, Επετηρίς Εταιρείας Βυζαντινών Σπουδών, Athens 1924, pp. 283-293
- Παναγιώτης Αραβαντινός, Χρονογραφία της Ηπείρου, Athens 1857, vol. 2, p. 133, sv. Πρέβεζα.
- Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
- "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
- Harry Gouvas: "History of Preveza Prefecture", edition 2009, ISBN 978-960-87328-2-7
- Theodora Kontogianni, Kassopi. A brief guide of the archaeological site, Greek Ministry of Culture, Ioannina, 2006.
- Plutarch: Life of King Pyrrhus, Kaktos editions, Athens
- Green, Peter (1993). Alexander to Actium: the historical evolution of the Hellenistic age. Hellenistic culture and society. University of California Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-520-08349-0.
- Plutarch: Life of Marc Antony, vol.III
- Konstantinos Zachos: Ancient Nicopolis, The Greek Ministry of Culture, 2003
- Guide Bleu, Greece. Hachette-Livre, 2000. p.680
- Isager Jacob. Foundation and destruction, Nikopolis and Northwestern Greece. Danish Institute at Athens, 2001, ISBN 978-87-7288-734-0, p. 47.
- Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey (1967). Epirus: The Geography, The Ancient Remains, The History and the Topography of Epirus and Adjacent Areas. Oxford University Press. p. 46. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- Isager Jacob: "Foundation and destruction, Nikopolis and Northwestern Greece". Danish Institute at Athens, 2001, ISBN 978-87-7288-734-0, p. 60.
- Finlay, p. 209
- Sakellariou M.V.:"Epirus, 4,000 years of Greek history and civilisation", Ekdotikē Athēnōn, 1997, ISBN 978-960-213-371-2, p. 306
- Mikropoulos A. Tassos:Elevating and Safeguarding Culture Using Tools of the Information Society: Dusty traces of the Muslim culture. Earthlab. ISBN 978-960-233-187-3, p. 313-315.
- Kostas Filos: Collection of private letters of the 18th century, "The Museum of Arts and Sciences Harry Gouvas", in Preveza
- Fleming Katherine Elizabeth: The Muslim Bonaparte: Diplomacy and Orientalism in Ali Pasha's Greece. Princeton University Press, 1999. ISBN 978-0-691-00194-4, p. 99
- Dr.Harry Gouvas:"History of Preveza Prefecture", 2009, ISBN 978-960-87328-2-7
- Nikos Karabelas: "Foreign travellers in Preveza", Newspaper Kathimerini, 28 January 2001
- Sakellariou M. V.: "Epirus, 4,000 years of Greek history and civilisation". Ekdotikē Athēnōn, 1997, ISBN 978-960-213-371-2, p. 306
- Kondis, 1976, p. 21: "In February 1879, Greek and Turkish commissioners met at Preveza in accordance with the Congress recommendation; five meetings were held, but all failed completely."
- Kondis, 1976, p. 24: "Just before the start of the Berlin Conference the Porte, in order to use Albanian unrest for delaying purposes, appointed a member of the Albanian League, Abded Din Pasha Dino, a big landlord from Epirus, as foreign minister. In secret directives Abded Din Pasha promised to the Albanian League the support of the Porte in its conflict with Greece."
- Skoulidas p. 152: "Μεγάλη υπήρξε και η κινητοποίηση του Abeddin bey Dino, ο οποίος συγκέντρωσε στην Πρέβεζα αλβανούς ηγέτες από ολόκληρο τον αλβανικό και τον ηπειρωτικό χώρο, οι οποίοι διαμαρτύρονταν για την ενδεχόμενη προσάρτηση της Ηπείρου στην Ελλάδα. Υπήρξαν ελληνικές εκτιμήσεις, με τη συνδρομή του ιταλού υποπρόξενου Corti, ότι ο Abeddin βρισκόταν στα όρια της χρεοκοπίας και ότι θα μπορούσε να εξαγοραστεί με 100 χιλιάδες φράγκα, όμως οι σχετικές κινήσεις δεν προχώρησαν υπό το πνεύμα μήπως υπάρξουν επιπλοκές στις διαπραγματεύσεις, τις οποίες οι ελληνικές θεωρήσεις"
- Medlicott William Norton. Bismarck, Gladstone, and the Concert of Europe University of London, Athlone Press, 1956, p. 77
- Kondis, 1976, p. 24
- Jelavich, Barbara (1989). History of the Balkans: Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series. Cambridge University Press. p. 365. ISBN 0-521-27458-3.
- Skendi, Stavro (1967). The Albanian national awakening, 1878–1912. Princeton University Press. p. 70.
- Anamali, Skënder and Prifti, Kristaq. Historia e popullit shqiptar në katër vëllime. Botimet Toena, 2002, ISBN 99927-1-622-3.
- Gawrych, George (2006). The crescent and the eagle: Ottoman rule, Islam and the Albanians, 1874–1913. I.B.Tauris. p. 54. ISBN 1-84511-287-3.
- Ortayli, İlber (1998). Belleten. Belleten. 62. Türk Tarih Kurumu. p. 153. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
- Skoulidas, 2001, p. 157: "Η Υψηλή Πύλη, για άγνωστους λόγους που ενδεχομένως σχετίζονταν με την σημαντική κινητοποίηση και παρουσία Αλβανών στην Πρέβεζα που θα μπορούσε να καταστεί επικίνδυνη για τα συμφέροντα της, ανακάλεσε τον Abeddiii bey Dino στην Κων/λη και στη θέση του έστειλε τον Costali Pasha, προκαλώντας τη δυσαρέσκεια του Vessel bey Dino, του καδή της Πρέβεζας και άλλων αλβανών προκρίτων , οι οποίοι στη συνέχεια αποχώρησαν στις ιδιαίτερες πατρίδες τους..."
- Kondis, 1976, p. 25: "In the Berlin Conference as was the case at Preveza and Constantinople matters dragged out. Turkey was willing to make a small concession in Thessaly but she refused to cede any territory from the vilayet of Janina to Greece. Albanian unrest was again used as an excuse."
- Skoulidas, 2001, p. 164: "Η στάση της αυτοκρατορίας μεταβλήθηκε στα τέλη του Μαρτίου 1881 όταν και παρουσίασε μία νέα πρόταση: παραχώρηση στην Ελλάδα της Θεσσαλίας και του τμήματος του καζά Άρτας ανατολικά του Αράχθου, αλλά όχι μεγαλύτερο τμήμα από την Ήπειρο. Μία πρόταση, η οποία ήταν και αυτή που εφαρμόστηκε τελικά. Η μεταβολή της στάσεως που ακολούθησε η Οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία δεν μπορεί να εξηγηθεί χωρίς να ληφθεί υπόψη η μεταβολή στις σχέσεις Οθωμανών και Αλβανών, οι οποίες σταδιακά είχαν οδηγηθεί σε ρήξη."
- Sakellariou, M. V. (1997). Epirus, 4000 years of Greek history and civilization. Ekdotike Athenon. p. 310. ISBN 978-960-213-371-2.
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