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Alex Mikaberidze

Name: Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze

Title: Associate Professor

Start Year at LSUS: 2007

Department: History and Social Sciences

School: Humanities and Social Sciences

College: Arts and Sciences

Office Location: Bronson Hall 449

Office Phone: 318-795-2415

Email: alexander.mikaberidze@lsus.edu

Office Hours:

MTWR: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm; 3:20 to 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Teaching Assignments:

SPRING 2015

HIST 106 - Western Civilization 1500-1815

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 434/634 - Age of napoleon

HIST 415/615 - Russia since 1881

SUMMER 2015

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 433/633 - Europe in the 19th Century

FALL 2015

HIST 106 - Western Civilization 1500-1815

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 251 - Near & Middle East

HIST 437/637 - The First World War

Research Interests:

  • Military and Diplomatic History
  • Revolutionary Era (1750-1850)
  • The French Revolution (1789-1799)
  • Age of Napoleon (1799-1815)
  • Imperial Russia and Soviet Union
  • History of Middle East (particularly the Safavid Iran)
  • Caucasus/Georgia 

Selected Publications:

Books

Historical Dictionary of Georgia. New York: Rowman Littlefield, 2015 (second edition; first edition in 2007)

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

The Battle of the Berezina: Napoleon's Great Escape (Campaign Chronicles Series), London: Pen & Sword, 2010.  

The A to Z of Georgia. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press, 2010.  

The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov (Campaign Chronicles Series), London: Pen & Sword, 2007. Winner of the 2008 Literary Award of the International Napoleonic Society, 2009.  

The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815, New York, NY: Savas Beatie, 2005; Winner of the 2005 Literary Award of the International Napoleonic Society, 2006.  

ადამიანის უფლებების და ძირითადი თავისუფლებების 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], Series "Judge's Library," Tbilisi: GCI, 2000 (in Georgian).

Book Series

"Russian Voices of the Napoleonic Wars" series (Tbilisi: Napoleonic Society of Georgia,2011-). The series is designed to publish for the first time in English previously unavailable Russian memoir literature. It was chosen as one of the best publications of the year by the Fondation Napoléon in 2012.

Volume I: Pavel Pushin, Diaries of the 1812-1814 Campaigns (2011).

Volume II: Ilya Radozhitskii, The Campaign Memoirs of the Artilleryman (2011).

Volume III: Alexey Yermolov, Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars (2011).

Volume IV: Moritz von Kotzebue, The Russian Prisoner in the French Captivity (2011).

Volume V: In development. 

Edited Books

Russian Eyewitness of the 1807 Campaign. London: Frontline Books, 2014.

2012 Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. Shreveport: Louisiana State University (Shreveport), 2015.

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

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

2011 Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. Shreveport: Louisiana State University (Shreveport), 2013.

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

Napoleonis mamluki: rustam razas memuarebi [Napoleon's Mamluk: Life and Memoirs of Rustam Raza]. Tbilisi: Artanuji Press, 2012 (in Georgian).  

The 2010 Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. Shreveport: Louisiana State University in Shreveport, 2012.  

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

Co-Editor, Era 6: The First Global Age, 1450-1770 in World History Encyclopedia, gen. ed. Alfred Andrea, Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011, 3 volumes (in a 21-volume set).  

The Czar's General: The Memoirs of a Russian General in the Napoleonic Wars by General Aleksey Yermolov. Welwyn Garden City, UK: Ravenhall Books, 2005.  

Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809 by Alexander Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky, West Chester: Nafziger Collection, 2006, vol. 1.  

Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812 by Alexander Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky, West Chester: Nafziger Collection, 2002, 2 volumes.

Personal Bio:

Born in the Soviet Kazakhstan, Dr. Mikaberidze grew up in the newly independent Republic of Georgia as it transitioned from Soviet regime to independence. He holds an advanced degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (Republic of Georgia, 1999) and worked as an international law expert at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (1996-2000), where he handled the human rights issues and relations with the Council of Europe. In 2000, Dr. Mikaberidze moved to the US to pursue his dream of studying the Napoleonic Era (1799--1815). He joined the  Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University where he finished his Ph.D. in history in 2003. He has taught European, World and Middle Eastern history at Florida State University and Mississippi State University and lectured on strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College. He is an award winning author of numerous publications on the history of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and served as the general editor of the Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. He joined LSUS in 2007 and has been regularly nominated by students as one of the top professors at the university.