Alexander Mikaberidze

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Alexander Mikaberidze
Born (1978-01-27) 27 January 1978 (age 43)
Alma materFlorida State Univ. Ph.D, 2003
Tbilisi State University J.D, 1999
Occupationhistorian, author and academic

Alexander Mikaberidze (Georgian: ალექსანდრე მიქაბერიძე; born 27 January 1978) is a Georgian lawyer, author and historian who specializes in Napoleonic studies. He is a full professor of history and social sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he holds the Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection, one of the largest private collections of antiquarian books, prints, and maps in the United States.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Mikaberidze was born in 1978 in Aktobe, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, where his parents worked.[2][3] In 1990, they returned to the Georgian SSR, which gained independence in 1991.[4]

He graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1999 with a degree in international law. From 1996 to 2000, he worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, where he handled human rights issues and relations with the Council of Europe.[1]

Napoleonic studies[edit]

Mikaberidze is a specialist on Napoleonic studies and the Napoleonic era.[5] In 1999, Mikaberidze was one of the founding members of the Napoleonic Society of Georgia, dedicated to the study of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras (1799-1815).[6] In 2000, he moved to the United States to devote himself to Napoleonic studies. Mikaberidze graduated with a Ph.D. in history in 2003 from the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University. He has taught at Florida State University and Mississippi State University, and lectured on strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College. Since 2007, he has been at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.[1]

Mikaberidze has been the author, editor, and translator of over two dozen books and textbooks. His books The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815 and The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov won the Literary Award of the International Napoleonic Society for 2005 and 2007, respectively. His latest book, The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2020.

He has served the editor-in-chief of the periodical The Napoleonic Scholarship and an editor of the Select Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era.[1]

For his contributions to Napoleonic studies, Mikaberidze has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom, and awarded the International Napoleonic Society's Legion of Merit Medal and La Renaissance Française's Médaille d'or du Rayonnement Culturel.[1][7]

Notable works[edit]

  • The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. London: Oxford University Press. 2020. ISBN 978-0-19-995106-2.
  • ქართველები უცხოელთა თვალით (XV-XVII საუკუნეები) [Georgians through Foreign Eyes (XV-XVII centuries]. Tbilisi: Artanuji Press. 2018. ISBN 978-9941-478-15-4.
  • საქართველო უცხოელთა თვალით (XV-XVII საუკუნეები) [Georgia through Foreign Eyes (XV-XVII centuries]. Tbilisi: Artanuji Press. 2018. ISBN 978-9941-478-26-0.
  • უცხოეთში დაკარგული ქართველები [Georgians Lost in the Foreign Lands]. Tbilisi: Artanuji Press. 2017. ISBN 978-9941-463-51-8.
  • Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1807. London: Frontline Books. 2015. ISBN 978-1-84832-762-7.
  • The Burning of Moscow: Napoleon's Trial By Fire 1812. London: Pen & Sword. 2014. ASIN B00OZ3HS2G.
  • Atrocities, Massacres and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2013. ISBN 978-1-59884-925-7.
  • Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814. London: Frontline Books. 2013. ISBN 978-1-84832-707-8.
  • Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1812. London: Frontline Books. 2012. ISBN 978-1-84832-635-4.
  • Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. 2011. ISBN 978-1-59884-337-8.
  • The A to Z of Georgia. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-8108-7207-3.
  • The Battle of the Berezina: Napoleon's Great Escape. London: Pen & Sword. 2010. ISBN 978-1-84415-920-8.
  • The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov. London: Pen & Sword. 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-603-0.
  • Historical Dictionary of Georgia. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8108-5580-9.
  • The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815. New York: Savas Beatie. 2007. ISBN 978-1-932714-02-9.
  • ადამიანის უფლებებისა და ძირითადი თავისებურებების დაცვა ევროპის საბჭოს ფარგლებში: ადამიანის უფლებათა ევროპული სასამართლო [Protection of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms within the Council of Europe Framework: European Court on Human Rights], Judge's Library Series. Tbilisi: GCI. 2000.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Alex Mikaberidze". Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Mikaberidze, Alexander". Library of Congress. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ Alexander Mikaberidze. «Лев русской армии» [Lion of the Russian Army] (in Russian). Archived from the original on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. ^ ალექსანდრე მიქაბერიძე [Alexander Mikaberidze]. National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ ალექსანდრე მიქაბერიძის წიგნებით ამერიკულ უნივერსიტეტებში ასწავლიან. Kviris Palitra. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. ^ "About". The Napoleonic Society of Georgia. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  7. ^ Monaselidze, Eter (4 February 2014). „კადნიერი“ ქართველი ახალგაზრდა, რომლის წიგნებით ამერიკის უნივერსიტეტებში ასწავლიან. Sazogadoeba.Ge. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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