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From Holy to Bloody War

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Author(s): Bobič, Pavlina
Bobič, Pavlina - From Holy to Bloody War Keywords: Austro-Hungarian | Catholic Church | holy | Slovenian Abstract: This chapter examines first, how the Catholic Church interpreted the notions of suffering and sacrifice, embedded in the context of the state's war effort, and second, to show the ways in which war and faith were perceived by the Slovenian soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian Army between the outbreak of the war in 1914 and the end of 1916, i.e., in the period prior to the May D…