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Book Review of The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718

Posted by William Young on October 4, 2012

International History

Charles Ingrao, Nikola Samardžić, and Jovan Pešalj, editors. The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2011. Central European Studies series.ISBN 978-1-55753-594-8. Figures. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. Pp. xiv, 310. $39.95.

This is a collection of essays from the international conference on the Peace of Passarowitz (1718) held at Požarevac (Passarowitz), Serbia, in 2008.  The conference covered the history of war and peace in Southeast Europe from the Great Turkish War (also known as the War of the Holy League) (1683-1699) and the Peace of Karlowitz (Sremski Karlovci) (1699), to the Austro-Turkish War of 1716-1718 and the Peace of Passarowitz (1718), to the end of the Russo-Turkish War of 1736-1739 and Austro-Turkish War of 1737-1739 and the Peace of Belgrade (1739).  Military action, diplomatic talks, and peace settlements, as Nikola Samardžić states, “helped shape modern international relations, international law, and international borders that replaced what were…

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