Patrick Eickman


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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My research currently centers on the sentimental practices and literature of the Teutonic Knights during the Middle Ages. Scholarship on the emotional turn and the Baltic Crusades frames my project. I am particularly interested in how medieval ideas about emotions could essentialize Baltic peoples and how the Teutonic Order’s chroniclers constructed emotional communities that incorporated both monastic and chivalric ideas.


M.A., Marquette University
B.A., Macalester College

Field of Study

  • European History

M.A. Thesis Title

  • “‘The Intensity of Feeling’ of Teutonic Knights in the Kronike von Pruzinlant”

Selected Publications

  • Review of Emotions in a Crusading Context: 1095-1291, by Stephen Spencer. De Re Militari, December, 2020.
  • The Prussian Uprisings,” in The Medieval Magazine, 4 (February, 2018), (monthly publication connected with
  • “Miracles, Visions, And St. Barbara’s Head: Teutonic Knights And PTSD,” in Medieval Warfare, 7 (September/October, 2017), pgs 52-56, (bimonthly publication from the Netherlands).

Professional Affiliations

  • The Medieval Academy of America
  • Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East