At the start of World War I, Transylvania was a multi-ethnic province that was still incorporated within the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The studies included in this collection show that the war and its propaganda affected the entire Transylvanian population, regardless of age, ethnic origin or social status. While some Transylvanians were required, by virtue of their profession, to enter the service of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy's propaganda machine, others chose to do so voluntarily or became the target population. The political and ecclesiastical authorities intended to persuade Transylvanians of the justness of the war and encouraged them to keep fighting and hold their ground, at home or on the front, wherever the war took them.
Written in a very interesting way, surprising the complexity of the war and the way how it affected all the sectors of life from this time, the book edited by Ana Victoria Sima and Teodora-Alexandra Mihalache, entitled: Propaganda and Mobilisation in Transylvania during World War I, is an important tool that should not miss from the library of any historian interested on modern or contemporary history. (Iuliu-Marius Morariu, Astra Salvensis, VI/2018)