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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

Cook, Tim

explores some of these rumors, and tries to place them within the context of a belief system that developed in the trenches. Historians have explored aspects of soldiers' culture through trench newspapers, leisure activities, private and public writings, film and theatre, but few have analyzed the soldiers

Pennell, Catriona

chapter concludes with some reflections on how we can understand this phenomenon, and, more importantly, how this evidence goes some way towards challenging the long-held belief that the British population reacted to the outbreak of the First World War with unabated enthusiasm. Publication Editor: Brill

Evert Kleynhans

Somaliland in East Africa in May 1936 and soon displaced this notion. 30 Despite a heightened threat level brought about by Mussolini’s expansion in Africa, the South African government remained firm in its belief that the sole purpose of the udf was to protect the Union’s neutrality. 31

If God Is with Us

The Religious Culture of the U.S. Air Force

Tim Cathcart

famous for resistance to change, and beliefs about salvation from very real, mortal danger. All of these are characteristics of religions, as described by sociologists Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Emilio Gentile, and others. Using Gentile’s notion of a “civil religion” as an overarching template, these

Brandon R. Olson

human condition that initiated changes to notions of posthumous memory. In pre-Christian Rome, the belief that an individual enjoyed an afterlife through the perpetuation of their memory before and after death was central to Roman social identity (Varmer 2004, 2). Thus, in an oration asking the senate

Brian Smith

. At the end of the same century, civilian casualties averaged roughly around 80 percent”. 4 While the ratios and percentages of civilian casualties vary, there is a widely held belief that civilians have recently come to constitute the bulk of wartime casualties. 5 The second dogma is

Richard W. Stewart

all of its manifestations in the Gulf War into the less factual repetition of a near-religious belief that air power is all powerful. Not only can it attrite the enemy and move mountains by air, facts amply proven by the technological prowess of the Air Force, but it can also win wars by itself

Andrew Orr

French Army and capture the French state. These campaigns were thus seen as a precursor to a second act that could play out during or after the 1936 elections. 3 The Defence of Public Order Military leaders’ fear of a breakdown in public order grew in tandem with their belief that the Popular Front would

Jan Willem Honig

the metropolitan forces capitulate and itself go into exile to continue the war from overseas. Nord also rejects the widespread belief that societal malaise or political decadence were responsible for either defeat or government response. Nord dispatches, with great economy, the standard charges