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Alexander Mikaberidze

Name: Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze

Title: Professor, History & Social Sciences; Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection

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:

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
Office Hours 8:30 am - 10:00 am, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
HIST 107 Western Civ since 1815 10:00 - 10:50 pm

TUESDAY

Office Hours 8:30am-11:00 am
HIST532/632 French Revolution 11:00am - 12:15pm
Office Hours 12:15 - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY
Office Hours 8:30 am - 10:00 am, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
HIST 107 Western Civ since 1815 10:00 - 10:50 pm

THURSDAY
Office Hours 9:00-11:00 am
HIST 110 World History since 1500 11:00 - 12:15 am
Office Hours 12:15 - 2:00 pm

FRIDAY
Office Hours 8:30 am - 10:00 am, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
HIST 107 Western Civ since 1815 10:00 - 10:50 pm

Teaching Assignments:

SPRING 2020

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 415/615 - History of Russia since 1881

SUMMER 2020

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 495 - Independent studies 

FALL 2020

HIST 107 - Western Civilization Since 1815

HIST 432/632 - The French Revolution




Research Interests:

- Military and Diplomatic History (17th-19th centuries)

- Revolutionary Era (1750-1850)

- Imperial Russia and Soviet Union

- History of Middle East (particularly the Safavid Iran)

- Caucasus/Georgia

- Western travel literature (15th-19th cneturies)

Selected Publications:

Books

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

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

Bitwa nad Berezyna, 1812: Wielka ucieczka Napoleona. Warsaw: Napoleon V, 2019.

The Living Alphabet: Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani's ‘Dictionary of the Georgian Language Manuscript from The Lilly Library. Tbilisi: Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography, 2019.

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

Bitwa pod Borodino 1812. Napoleon w walce z Kutuzowem. Warsaw: Napoleon V, 2018.

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

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. 

ნაპოლეონის მარშლები [Napoleon's Marshals] (co-authored with Nika Khoperia and Levan Mikaberidze). Tbilisi: Leomaris, 2016. Volume 1 (in Georgian). 

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:  Louis-Victor-Leon Rochechouart, Memoirs of the Revolution, the Empire and the Restoration (2019).

Edited Books

2009 Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. Shreveport: Louisiana State University (Shreveport), 2016.

2013 Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era. Shreveport: Louisiana State University (Shreveport), 2016.

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

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

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.

Select Articles

"Napoleon's Lost Legions. The Grande Armée Prisoners of War in Russia," in Napoleonic. La Revue 2014/3 No. 21 (2015)

"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.

"ქართველები სამხრეთ აზიის პოლიტიკურ ცხოვრებაში (XV-XVII საუკუნეები)" [Georgians in South Asia in 15th-17th Centuries] in Saistorio krebuli 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, 2015).

"Napoleon's Apogee: The Austerlitz Campaign of 1805" in The West Point History of Warfare, edited by Clifford Rogers and John Stapleton, West Point NY: US Military Academy, 2013.

"ამბავი ერთი მამლუქისა: ჟან შაჰინის ცხოვრება და მოღვაწეობა" [The Tale of a Mamluk: Life and Military Career of Jean Chahin] in Saistorio krebuli 3(2013): 89-103.

"The Napoleonic Wars and the Atlantic world," in Princeton Companion to Atlantic History, ed. by Joseph Miller. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014.

"Russian Military History 1762-1825," in Oxford Bibliographies in Military History, ed. Dennis Showalter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014  

"The Napoleonic Wars," in Oxford Bibliographies in Military History, ed. Dennis Showalter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013

Personal Bio:

Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History and Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection at LSUS.

Born in Kazakhstan, Dr. Mikaberidze grew up in the Republic of Georgia as it transitioned from Soviet regime to independence. He holds a degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (Republic of Georgia, 1999) and worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (1996-2000). In 2000, he 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 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 book The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (New York: Savas Beatie, 2005) was the winner of the 2005 Literary Award of the International Napoleonic Society while The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov (London: Pen and Sword) won the 2008 Literary Award of the International Napoleonic Society and has been translated into Spanish and Polish; the Polish edition of Napoleon's Great Escape: The Battle of the Berezina won the Polish literary prize "The Golden Bee" in 2020. His most recent publication is The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History, a new reassessment of the global impact of the Napoleonic Wars. Dr. Mikaberidze currently serves as an editor for the Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars.

Joining the faculty in fall 2007, Dr. Mikaberidze has revised, developed and taught over a dozen courses on European history. In 2010, he was the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholarship Award. Also in 2018, he garnered the university's Oustanding Faculty Award in Research. He has been awarded the Hubert Humphreys Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Research (2012-2014) and the Sybil T. & J. Frederick Patten Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Research (2015-2017). He is regularly nominated by students as one of the best professors at the university. In 2016, students voted him the Professor of the Year.

 
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