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Curriculum Vitae


Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History and Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He holds a degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (Republic of Georgia, 1999) and a Ph.D. in history from Florida State University (2003). After working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, he taught European and Middle Eastern history at Florida State and Mississippi State Universities and lectured on strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. Mikaberidze specializes in the 18th-19th century Europe, particularly the Napoleonic Wars, and the military history of the Middle East. He has written and edited some two dozen titles, including the critically acclaimed The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (Oxford: oxford University Press, 2020).


Research Interests

Early Modern France; Russia/Soviet Union; Military and Diplomatic History (Europe and Middle East); Ottoman Empire; Safavid Iran Caucasus/Georgia; early modern travel literature

Selected Publications

Co-Editor, The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022, 3 volumes.

Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.

ნაპოლეონის მარშლები [Napoleon’s Marshals]. Tbilisi: Artanuji, 2022.

Les guerres napoléoniennes: Une histoire globale. Paris: Flammarion, 2020

The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Winner, 2020 Gilder-Lehrman Military History Prize
- Winner, 2020 Distinguished Book Award, Society for Military History
- Short-listed for the 2020 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, The Royal United Services Institute

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

Bitwa nad Berezyna, 1812: Wielka ucieczka Napoleona. Warsaw: Napoleon V, 2019.
- Winner, The Zlotej Pszczoly (“Golden Bee”) Literary Prize for the best title of the year,, Poland

Editor, 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.

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

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

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

Editor, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Translator and Editor, 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.

Teaching Assignments

o Great Battles of Antiquity (Special Topics, HIST 490/690)
o History of Exploration (Special Topics, HIST 490/690)
o Diplomatic History of Europe since 1500 (Special Topics, HIST 490/690)
o Life and Death at the Court of Versailles (Special Topics, HIST 790)
o The Nineteenth Century Europe (HIST 433/633)
o History of Imperial Russia (HIST 414/614)
o History of Russia Since 1881 (HIST 415/615)
o The Age of Napoleon (HIST 434/634)
o The French Revolution (HIST 432/632)
o World Military History (HIST 402/602)
o War and Society (HIST 400/600)
o World War I (HIST 437/637)
o Senior Seminar on Sources and Methods (HIST 499)
o Sources and Methods in History (HIST 299)
o Western Civilization to 1500 (HIST 105)
o Western Civilization from 1500 to 1815 (HIST 106)
o Western Civilization from 1815 to modern times (HIST 107)
o History of Middle East (HIST 251)