Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars (Russian Voices of the Napoleonic Wars)

Author(s) : MIKABERIDZE Alexander, YERMOLOV Alexey
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From the publishers:
Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic Wars and their success in the struggle against Napoleonic France allowed Russian leaders to influence the course of European history. Yet Russian voices are oftentimes absent from the pages of historical accounts since a combination of political and ideological rivalries, linguistic difficulties and administrative hurdles created a substantial dearth of English translations of Russian narratives of the Napoleonic Wars. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars, the “Russian Voices of the Napoleonic Wars” series will gradually present previously unknown or unavailable Russian primary sources.
 
Yermolov's memoirs form the third volume in the “Russian Voices” series. General Alexey Yermolov is considered a Russian hero, a proud nationalist and patriot whose account offers details of his childhood, early career, and the service during the 1812 campaign. Although criticised for his often brutal practices whilst serving in Chechnya, he was to prove a professional and highly successful officer.
 
Six volumes are planned for release over the coming months. These memoirs are translated and edited by Alexander Mikaberidze, assistant professor of European history at Louisiana State University. He recently spoke to napoleon.org about his new project in an interview that can be read here.  
The books can be purchased via Lulu.com (external link). 
 
Volume I – Diaries of the 1812-1814 campaigns, by Pavel Pushin
Volume II – Campaign Memoirs of the Artilleryman – Part 1: 1812, by Ilya Radozhitskii
Volume III – Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars, by Alexey Yermolov
Volume IV – Russian Prisoner of War Among the French, by Moritz von Kotzebue

Year of publication :
2011
Place and publisher :
Tbilisi: Napoleonic Society of Georgia
Number of pages :
261
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