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6-6-2019

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International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 1914-1918

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International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 1914-1918

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During the First World War, mobilizing Muslim soldiers and Islamic institutions became an important international concern for Austria-Hungary. This article looks at how the Habsburg Monarchy tried to regulate Muslim populations in Bosnia-Herzegovina after 1878 before considering a series of wartime Austro-Hungarian measures aimed at incorporating Muslim subjects.These ranged from recognizing Islam as a state religion to conscripting Muslim soldiers to fight on behalf of the Ottoman, Habsburg, and German empires.

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Author Posting © International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 1914-1918, 2019. This article is posted here by permission of International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 1914-1918 for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 1914-1918, June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.11372

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