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The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov
     

The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov

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by Alexander Mikaberidze
 

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On 7 September 1812 at Borodino, 75 miles west of Moscow, the armies of the Russian and French empires clashed in one of the climactic battles of the Napoleonic Wars. This horrific - and controversial - contest has fascinated historians ever since. The survival of the Russian army after Borodino was a key factor in Napoleon's eventual defeat and the utter destruction

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On 7 September 1812 at Borodino, 75 miles west of Moscow, the armies of the Russian and French empires clashed in one of the climactic battles of the Napoleonic Wars. This horrific - and controversial - contest has fascinated historians ever since. The survival of the Russian army after Borodino was a key factor in Napoleon's eventual defeat and the utter destruction of the French army of 1812.

In this thought-provoking new study, Napoleonic historian Alexander Mikaberidze reconsiders the 1812 campaign and retells the terrible story of the Borodino battle as it was seen from the Russian point of view. His original and painstakingly researched investigation of this critical episode in Napoleon's invasion of Russia provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the battle and a broader understanding of the underlying reasons for the eventual Russian triumph.

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J. David Markham
Alexander Mikaberidze is one of the most important young Napoleonic scholars in the US, and this book is just another reason why that is the case. … does an outstanding job of telling the story. … …will be interesting to scholars and the 'just interested' alike. … augmented by some outstanding graphics. … What makes this book especially important, is the incredible breadth of sources used to produce it. …gives readers at any level everything they could possibly want--and more. It belongs in anyone's Napoleonic library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848844049
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
06/13/2011
Series:
Campaign Chronicles Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,095,035
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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J. David Markham
"Alexander Mikaberidze is one of the most important young Napoleonic scholars in the US, and this book is just another reason why that is the case. . . . does an outstanding job of telling the story. . . . . . . will be interesting to scholars and the 'just interested' alike. . . . augmented by some outstanding graphics. . . . What makes this book especially important, is the incredible breadth of sources used to produce it. . . . gives readers at any level everything they could possibly want--and more. It belongs in anyone's Napoleonic library."--(J. David Markham ,Historian/Author, NapoleonicHistory.com)

Meet the Author

Alexander Mikaberidze is an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University. He holds a law degree from the Republic of Georgia and a Ph.D. in history from Florida State University, where he worked at the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution. He serves as president of the Napoleonic Society of Georgia.

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