The Price for Austria's Security: Part I — Joseph II, the Russian Alliance, and the Ottoman War, 1787–1789

  title={The Price for Austria's Security: Part I — Joseph II, the Russian Alliance, and the Ottoman War, 1787–1789},
  author={Matthew Z. Mayer},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={257 - 299}
A USTRIA FOUGHT THREE wars against the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth century. The first and second (1716-18 and 1737-9) n a v e been studied in detail, but die third, begun under Joseph II in 1788 and ended by his successor, Leopold II, in 1791, has been largely ignored. Nonetheless, its outcome has been widely misinterpreted, most recendy by Paul W. Schroeder, who argues that after Joseph brought die Habsburg Monarchy to the brink of dissolution, Leopold rescued it by taking a more… 
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