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Bobič, Pavlina - Introduction


Austria-Hungary | Catholic Church | Franz Ferdinand | ideological legitimation | Slovenian


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 succeeded it. The c…

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Bobič, Pavlina, “Introduction”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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