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Lion of the Russian Army"

Title: "The Lion of the Russian Army": Life and Military Career of General Prince Peter Bagration 1765-1812.
Name(s): Mikaberidze, Alexander, author
Horward, Donald D., professor directing dissertation
O’Sullivan, Patrick, outside committee member
Garretson, Peter, committee member
Grant, Jonathan, committee member
Creswell, Michael, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study explores the life and military career of General Peter Bagration. A scion of the Georgian royal dynasty, he was reared in the exiled family in a small town in the periphery of the Russian Empire and rose from obscurity to the highest circles of the Russian society. He was undoubtedly one of the most prominent Russians of the time, achieving unprecedented fame and status. He lived only forty-seven years but dedicated thirty years of his life to the military service. He distinguished himself as master commander of rear and advance guards and was regarded as one of the best Russian commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. Bagration fought in every war Russia waged from 1794 to 1812 and successfully faced the great leaders of his epoch - Napoleon, Andre Masséna, Charles Nicholas Davout and others. However, despite his historical and military importance, Bagration still remains largely neglected. Little is known about Bagration's childhood and adolescence. Most of the volumes on Bagration describe his role in the 1812 Campaign and tend to embellish his exploits. This work aims to provide reader with an accurate portrait of one of the most prominent commanders of the Russian army. Bagration emerges as talented, patriotic general, admired by the army and society, yet of a violent and impetuous character tha often led to important miscalculations. Accepting Russia as his motherland, he served faithfully and died fighting to ensure its freedom.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2445 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of History in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2003.
Date of Defense: October 27, 2003.
Keywords: Russia, Napoleon, Bagration Alexander, Borodino, Austerlitz, Friedland, Eylau, Turkey
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Donald D. Horward, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patrick O’Sullivan, Outside Committee Member; Peter Garretson, Committee Member; Jonathan Grant, Committee Member; Michael Creswell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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Owner Institution: FSU

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