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Dr. Péter Techet

Member of the academic staff, project "Battles over Belief"

Time at IEG: 2014 – 2018

Research projects:

Battles over Belief: Religion and Violence in Catholic Europe, 1848–1914

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. It studies the motives and legitimation strategies for the use of crowd action and simultaneously probes opportunities to overcome physical conflict and the development of alternative ways to overcome conflict.

Violence in the Church: Inner-Catholic Conflicts in the Rural Hinterland of the Austro-Hungarian Coastal Region, 1890–1914

The project of Péter Techet is completed. It 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.