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Deficient Propaganda as a Wartime Error. Austrian Perceptions of the Occupation of the Romanian Principalities (1854-1856)
Deficient Propaganda as a Wartime Error. Austrian Perceptions of the Occupation of the Romanian Principalities (1854-1856)

Author(s): Bogdan Popa
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Crimean War; deficient propaganda; Austrian occupation; revisited sources

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this contribution is to investigate the Austrian occupation of the Romanian Principalities during the Crimean War from the point of view of the connections between war, diplomacy and propaganda. The revisiting of several Austrian sources endorses the thesis of a deficient propaganda, unsupplied by the good will and behaviour shown by the occupants themselves. The historiographical controversy on the purpose of the 1854-1856 occupation (a temporary move, or the prelude for an annexation), though not solved, gets a new depth by the analysis of the perceptions of the officers deployed in the Principalities. The issue of propaganda, rather hinted than openly addressed, was not ignored by the military.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 209-216
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English