The Journal of Military History
"A specialist in the study of war and society, Neiberg examines how European militaries reflected the development of nationalism during the century, concentrating on the experience of common soldiers. He divides the period between the age of men from the French Revolution to German Unification, and the age of machines from the Franco-Prussian war through The Great War."
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"Nieberg is especially strong on the growth and impact of conscription, particularly its role in nationalist political socialization, the development of a national consciousness outside elites, and the growth of compulsory education and the welfare state."