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Alexander Mikaberidze

Alexander Mikaberidze

History, Ph.D


Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History and Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. He holds a degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (1999) and worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (1996-2000). In 2000, he moved to the US where he joined the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University and finished his doctorate in history in 2003. He has taught history at Florida State University and Mississippi State University and lectured on strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College and US Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Mikaberidze is an award winning author and editor of over two dozen books on military history of Europe and the Middle East. He participated in the writing of the critically acclaimed "West Point History of Warfare," official military history textbook of the US Military Academy. His most recent publication is The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History, a new reassessment of the global impact of the Napoleonic Wars, was published by Oxford University Press in February 2020. Dr. Mikaberidze currently serves as an editor for the Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars.

Scientific interests / research interests

Early Modern France; Russia/Soviet Union; Ottoman Empire, Caucasus/Georgia; Military and Diplomatic History (Europe and Middle East)       


Featured publications

The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

La batalla de Borodinó. Napoleón contra Kutúzov. Madrid:  Desperta Ferro Ediciones, 2018.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: Historical Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2011, 2 volumes

Historical Dictionary of Georgia. New York: Rowman Littlefield, 2015 (second, revised and updated edition)


ნაპოლეონი: 51 კითხვა-პასუხი [51 Questions about Napoleon]. Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2020.

Behind the Barbed Wire: Encyclopedia of Concentration and Prisoner-of-War Camps. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2019.

ქართველები უცხო თვალით: XV-XVII საუკუნეები [Georgians through Foreign Eyes, XV-XVII centuries]. Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2018. In Georgian

საქართველო უცხო თვალით: XV-XVII საუკუნეები [Georgia through Foreign Eyes, XV-XVII centuries]. Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2018. In Georgian

უცხოეთში დაკარგული ქართველები [Georgians Lost in the Foreign Lands], Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2017. In Georgian

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the 1807 Campaign. London: Frontline Books, 2015.

Napoleon’s Trial by Fire: The Burning of Moscow. London: Pen & Sword, 2014.

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the 1814 Campaign. London: Frontline Books, 2013.

Atrocities, Massacres and War Crimes: Historical Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2013, 2 volumes.

ნაპოლეონის მამლუქი: რუსტამ რაზას მემუარები [Napoleon’s Mameluk: The Memoirs of Rustam Raza]. Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2012 (in Georgian).

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the 1812 Campaign. London: Frontline Books, 2012.

Articles in magazines

“მნიშვნელოვანი ავღანური წყარო გიორგი XI-ს შესახებ,“ [An Important Afghan Source about King Giorgi XI of Georgia], in ქართული წყაროთმცოდნეობა XIX/XX (2018): 162-169.

“With Honor and Fidelity:” Life and Career of Colonel Nicolas Tokhadze (1901-1975) of the French Foreign Legion,” in ისტორიის და ტნოლოგიის ინსტიტუტის შრომები [The Proceedings of the Institute of History and Ethnology] XIV-XV (2018): 479-514.

“The Dreams of Empires” The War of 1812 in International Context,” in The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory, edited by Laura Lyons McLemore (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016), 56-78.Articles in newspapers

“ქართველები სამხრეთ აზიის პოლიტიკურ ცხოვრებაში (XV-XVII საუკუნეები)” [Georgians in the South Asian Politics in 15th-17th Centuries] in საისტორიო კრებული [Historical Anthology] 5 (2015): 178-200.

“The Limits of the Operational Art: Russia 1812” in Festschrift for Donald D. Horward: Napoleon and the Operational Art of War, ed. Michael V. Leggiere (Leiden: Brill, first edition, 2015), 265-316.

“Napoleon's Lost Legions. The Great Army Prisoners of War in Russia,” in Napoleonica. La Revue, No. 21 (2015), 35-44.

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