Crusading in the Baltic with the Teutonic Knights
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September 20, 2022

Crusading in the Baltic with the Teutonic Knights

What did Baltic crusaders feel when fighting on the battlefield? Or, more precisely, what were they supposed to feel, according to chroniclers? In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie talks with Patrick Eickman, who studies the Baltic crusades through the fascinating lens of the history of emotions.

Patrick Eickman is a PhD student in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can learn more about Patrick’s work on his university page or on, and you can follow him on Twitter @Medieval_Nerd

Here are some of Patrick’s recommended readings:

Making Livonia: Actors and Networks in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region, edited by Anu Mänd and Marek Tamm, 113–42. London: Routledge, 2020.

Rosenwein, Barbara H. Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.

Spencer, Stephen J. Emotions in a Crusading Context, 1095-1291. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Von Jeroschin, Nicolaus. The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin. A History of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, 1190–1331. Translated by Mary Fischer. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010.

The Medieval Grad Podcast is hosted by Lucie Laumonier. Lucie is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.

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The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle September 20, 2022 at 10:18AM

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