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Conclusion

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - Conclusion Keywords: Christian belief | Eastern menace | Habsburg monarchy | Slovenian | Western civilization Abstract: The assassination of the heir to the throne on 28 June 1914 and the state of siege that followed it deeply disturbed the apparent tranquillity in the Slovenian lands of the Habsburg monarchy. The Slovenian clergy did not fail to emphasise the cultural side of the European conflict by adopting the view that the war was a great struggle for Western civilization against the Eastern men…

From Holy to Bloody War

(13,391 words)

Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - From Holy to Bloody War Keywords:

“Lift Up Your Heads, for Your Redemption is Near!”: The Dawn of Yugoslavia

(15,771 words)

Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - “Lift Up Your Heads, for Your Redemption is Near!”: The Dawn of Yugoslavia Keywords: Austria | May Declaration | prince-bishop | Slovenian | Yugoslavia Abstract: The May Declaration, the great popular movement that sprang up in support of it, the dissolution and ultimate restoration of the (All) Slovenian People's Party, as well as continuing debates about imperial reform, dominated the Church's discourse in all the Slovenian lands by 1918. The prince-bishop explicitly required that th…

“Austria Nova” or “The Compass of Austria is Pointed Southwards”

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - “Austria Nova” or “The Compass of Austria is Pointed Southwards” Keywords: Austria | Austrian bishops | Carniola | Catholic Church's | Jeglič | Slovenian | Sustersic Abstract: As the year of 1916 drew to a close, the Austrian bishops issued a joint episcopal letter, which, under the impact of the old emperor's death, affirmed the Catholic Church's unyielding support for the throne. This chapter examines general conditions in the Austrian half of the monarchy at the turn of 1916 and 1917,…

The Catholic Church between the Nation and State in July and August 1914

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - The Catholic Church between the Nation and State in July and August 1914 Keywords: Archduke's | Catholic Church | Franz Ferdinand's | Slovenian | Victor Eisenmenger's Abstract: This chapter attempts to cast light on the following issue: what was the rhetoric of the Catholic Church in the Slovenian lands of the Habsburg empire, when analyzing the causes of the war, and who or what forces, earthly in the ideological sense-if not heavenly, judged from the clerical perspective-were accountab…

Italy “Ante Portas”

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - Italy “Ante Portas” Keywords: Austria-Hungary | Catholic Church's | Italy | Radiant May | Slovenian Abstract: The essential themes, which are addressed in this chapter, are therefore firstly centred on the questions of the interpretive tools-and imagery-that the Church seized upon to explain the nature of the Italian foe in 1915, given that he threatened to encroach directly upon the Slovenian lands. In order to gain an insight into the political background to the conflic…

Introduction

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - Introduction Keywords: Austria-Hungary | Catholic Church | Franz Ferdinand | ideological legitimation | Slovenian Abstract: This chapter examines the Catholic Church's interpretation of the causes of the war, an interpretation which endowed the war with a moral dimension and conferred on it adequate ideological legitimation. It occupies with the rhetoric employed by the Church in the context of Franz Ferdinand's assassination and the declaration of the state of siege that …