Few years after the dissolution of Arbanon, Charles of Anjou concluded an agreement with the Albanian rulers, promising to protect them and their ancient liberties.
In 1272, he established the Kingdom of Albania and conquered regions back from the Despotate of Epirus.
This territory was known as Illyria, corresponding roughly to the area east of the Adriatic sea to the mouth of the Vjosë river in the south.
The service sector dominates the country's economy, followed by the industrial and agriculture sector.
In his history written in the 10th century, the Byzantine historian Michael Attaliates was the first to refer to Albanoi as having taken part in a revolt against Constantinople in 1043 and to the Arbanitai as subjects of the Duke of Dyrrachium.
After that the Roman split the region into three administrative divisions.
During that period, the Balkans including Albania, suffered from the dislocation of the Barbarian Invasions.
The objects found in a cave near Xarrë include flint and jasper objects and fossilized animal bones, while those found at Mount Dajt comprise bone and stone tools similar to those of the Aurignacian culture.