David Bachrach

Phone: (603) 862-1926
Office: History, Horton SSC Rm 405, Durham, NH 03824
David Bachrach


  • Ph.D., History, University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., History, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., History, Carleton College

Research Interests

  • Administrative and military history of the medieval kingdoms of Germany and England

Courses Taught

  • HIST 425: Foreign Cultures/Beer History
  • HIST 435: Origins of European Society
  • HIST 490: Medieval History through Film
  • HIST 498: Conquests, Castles, Catapults
  • HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
  • HIST 501: Medieval Military History
  • HIST 595: Expl/Mil & Polt Anc Greece-Mod
  • HIST 633: Medieval England 800-1300
  • HIST 634: Medieval Empires
  • HIST 640: Holy War in the Holy Land
  • HIST 690: Sem/Europe High Mid Ages
  • HIST 695: Independent Study
  • HIST 797: Colloq/Power Politics Medieval
  • HUMA 511: Medieval World (The Crusades)

Selected Publications

Bachrach, B. S. (2017). Deeds of the Bishops of Cambrai from the Late Empire to the Early Eleventh Century Translation and Commentary. Routledge.

Bachrach, D. S. (2017). Civilians and Militia in Ottonian Germany: Warfare in an Era of Small Professional Armies. In Civilians and Warfare in World History (pp. 110-131). Routledge.

Bachrach, D. S. (2017). Nithard as a military historian of the Carolingian Emprie c. 833-843. Francia. Forschungen zur Westeuropaischen Geschichte, 44, 29-55.

Bachrach, D. S. (2017). Royal Licensing of Ecclesiastical Property Exchanges in Early Medieval Germany: Ottonian Practice on Carolingian Foundations. Viator, 48(2), 93-114. doi:10.1484/j.viator.5.115978

Bachrach, D. S., & Bachrach, B. S. (2017). Bruno of Merseburg's Saxon War: A Study in Eleventh-Century German Military History. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY, 81(2), 341-367. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

David S. Bachrach. (2008). The Military Organization of Ottonian Germany, c. 900–1018: The Views of Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg. The Journal of Military History, 72(4), 1061-1088. doi:10.1353/jmh.0.0152

Bachrach, D. S. (2007). Memory, Epistemology, and the Writing of Early Medieval Military History: The Example of Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg (1009–1018). Viator, 38(1), 63-90. doi:10.1484/j.viator.2.302076

Bachrach, D. S. (2004). Conforming with the Rhetorical Tradition of Plausibility: Clerical Representation of Battlefield Orations against Muslims, 1080–1170. The International History Review, 26(1), 1-19. doi:10.1080/07075332.2004.9641022

Bachrach, D. S. (2004). The Ecclesia Anglicana goes to War: Prayers, Propaganda, and Conquest during the Reign of Edward I of England, 1272–1307. Albion, 36(03), 393-406. doi:10.2307/4054365

Bachrach, D. S. (2004). Crossbows for the King: The Crossbow during the Reigns of John and Henry III of England. Technology and Culture, 45(1), 102-119. doi:10.1353/tech.2004.0003

Most Cited Publications