‘Union or Death!’: Gavrilo Princip, Young Bosnia and the Role of ‘Sacred Time’ in the Dynamics of Nationalist Terrorism

  title={‘Union or Death!’: Gavrilo Princip, Young Bosnia and the Role of ‘Sacred Time’ in the Dynamics of Nationalist Terrorism},
  author={Paul Jackson},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={45 - 65}
  • P. Jackson
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Sociology
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Abstract This article seeks to investigate the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand from the ideological perspective of his assassins: the Young Bosnia movement. More specifically, it views Young Bosnia’s ideology as a form of political religion. It begins by constructing an ideal‐typically defined syndrome of how radicalised, counter‐hegemonic ideologies draw on senses of the numinous as part of their praxis. The article argues that through this lens we can enrich our understanding of the… 
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