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Soldiers' Lives through History: The Nineteenth Century (Soldiers' Lives through History Series) [NOOK Book]

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This is the story of the evolution of the citizen army throughout Western nations during the nineteenth century and up through World War I. The French Revolution had brought to Europe the concept of military service as a citizen responsibility. Until then, armies and navies had been the province of the upper classes and of mercenaries, with authoritarian governments firmly in place that held little connection to the common person. As more democratic and republican governments developed during the 1800s, military ...

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Soldiers' Lives through History: The Nineteenth Century (Soldiers' Lives through History Series)

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Overview

This is the story of the evolution of the citizen army throughout Western nations during the nineteenth century and up through World War I. The French Revolution had brought to Europe the concept of military service as a citizen responsibility. Until then, armies and navies had been the province of the upper classes and of mercenaries, with authoritarian governments firmly in place that held little connection to the common person. As more democratic and republican governments developed during the 1800s, military service became not only a citizen's obligation, but for many, an honor. By the time of World War I, men and women-in more limited roles-were becoming willing to risk their lives for the goals of their countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313036712
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2006
  • Series: Soldiers' Lives through History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL S. NEIBERG is Professor of History and Co-Chair of the Center for the Study of the War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi and was formerly Professor of History at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the author of Never Such Innocence Again: A History of the First World War (2005), Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present (2004), and many other titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Timeline

The Age of Men, from the French Revolution to German Unification

Recruitment, Evasion, and Desertion

Training and Leadership

Weapons, Uniforms, and Daily Needs

"Seeing the Elephant:" Soldiers and the 19th- Century Battlefield

The Age of Machines, from 1871 to 1918

Recruitment, Evasion, and Desertion

Training, Leadership, Discipline, and Mutiny

Weapons, Uniforms, and Daily Needs

Soldiers and the Modern Battlefield

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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