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Recent PhD Recipients

Daniel P. Franke

Daniel P. Franke

PhD, 2014
Adviser: Richard Kaeuper

Major Fields: Modern Germany, Art History
Minor Fields: Medieval History

Curriculum Vitae


European History

Research Interests

Medieval England, Medieval Germany, Military History, Crusades, social and cultural history of warfare


East Anglia at War: The Conduct and Impact of the Hundred Years’ War in the Reign of Edward III, 1327-1377


BA, History, Rice University, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Chivalry: The Knight and the Knightly Ethos.  Exhibit and pamphlet for the Robbins Library, University of Rochester, 2008.
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology,       contributor.  Edited by Clifford J. Rogers. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Contributed the following articles: “Battle of Sarmin, 1115;” “Crusades: Narrative (1180-1245);” “Crusades: Settlement;” “France: Historiography (1328-1483);” “Germany: Historiography (911-1024);”  “Germany: Narrative (911-1024);”  “Germany: Sources (911-1042);”  “Henry I, King of the East Franks.”
  • "War, Crisis, and East Anglia, 1334-1340: Towards a Reassessment.”  In The Hundred Years War III, edited by Donald Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon. Leiden: Brill, 2011.  Forthcoming.
  • Book Review (selected):
  • Clifford Rogers' Soldiers' Lives Through History: The Middle Ages (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007), for De Re Militari, January 2009.
  • Book Review (selected):
  • Michael Prestwich's Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Guide.  (London: Thames and Hundson, 2010), for De Re Militari, September 2010.


  • 2009-2010  Instructor, 5th Year Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester.
  • 2008          Instructor, Freshman Writing Seminar, SUNY Geneseo.
  • 2007-2010  Instructor, Freshman Writing Seminar, Eastman School of Music.
  • 2007-2010  Writing Instructor, College Writing Program, University of Rochester.