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MIKABERIDZE Alexander, Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1812


<i>© Frontline Books</i>

© Frontline Books

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From the publishers:
Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and the success in the struggle against France allowed Russian leaders to shape the course of European history. Over the last 200 years, the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analyzed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of the events due to the relative scarcity of Russian sources in English. Only a handful of Russian memoirs (such as those of Alexey Yermolov, Nadezhda Durova, Denis Davydov and Eduard Lowernstern) have been translated into English; dozens still remain unknown outside Russia. This book seeks to fill this gap by providing, in English, previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants. Each chapter deals with an important episode of the 1812 campaign and features dozens of memoirs, letters and diaries. These documents show the other side of the proverbial coin, providing an insight into Russian leadership, how and why decisions were made and what a common Russian soldier experienced as he slowly progressed towards victory.
 
The book also features a foreword from John H. Gill.
 
In March 2012, the author, Alexander Mikaberidze, spoke to napoleon.org about his project to translate previously unavailable Russian period accounts and primary sources.

Place and publisher: London: Frontline Books

Date of publication: 2012

Number of pages: 288


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