Dr. Péter Techet
Member of the academic staff, project "Battles over Belief"
Time at IEG: 01.05.2014–30.04.2018
The Emmy Noether research group undertakes the first systematic analysis of the use of protest and violence in conflicts pertaining to religious culture and Church power in late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Europe.
Violence in the Church: Inner-Catholic Conflicts in the Rural Hinterland of the Austro-Hungarian Coastal Region (1890–1914)
The project of Péter Techet analyses the impact that ethno-national conflicts had on the local Catholic church and religious life in Trieste and Fiume/Rijeka. It investigates what role the Slavophil policies of Pope Leo XIII played in this context and how conflicts in the Austrian and Hungarian parts of the coastline unfolded differently.