STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Graduate student Patrick Eickman has a book review published in De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History. Eickman reviews Stephen J. Spencer’s Emotions in a Crusading Context, 1095-1291.
“This work demonstrates the importance of emotional history to the study of the crusades. Spencer challenges numerous assumptions about the crusades and exposes the complexity of crusader chronicles. If future researchers still hope to locate the authentic feelings experienced by crusaders during the heat of battle, they must first carefully consider this book’s arguments.”
To read the full review, see De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History.