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About this Book
Presented here, for the first time in any language, are some 800 detailed biographies of the senior Russian officers who commanded troops in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. This amazing study spans the critical years of 1792 to 1815, but also includes those officers whose service fell before and after this period.
Dr. Mikaberidze's The Russian Officer Corps is based upon years of research in Russian archives. Each biography includes the subjectís place of birth, family history, educational background, a detailed description of his military service, his awards and promotions, wounds, transfers, commands, and other related information, including the date and place of his death and internment, if known.
In addition to the biographies is an introductory chapter setting forth in meticulous detail the organization of the Russian military, how it was trained, the educational and cultural background of the officer corps, its awards and their history and meaning, and much more. This outstanding overview is supported and enhanced by three dozen charts, tables, and graphics that illustrate the rich history of the Russian officer corps.
This study also includes a Foreword by Dr. Donald H. Horward, and an annotated bibliography to help guide students of the period through the available Russian sources.
Stunning in its scope and depth of coverage, The Russian Officer Corps will be of tremendous use to historians, scholars, genealogists, hobbyists, wargamers, and anyone working or studying late 18th and early 19th-century European history. Every student of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, as well as every academic library, will find this impressive reference work absolutely indispensable.
Serious readers of this momentous period of history cannot afford to be without this exceptional reference work.