Patrick Speelman





United States Merchant Marine Academy


Patrick received his PhD in history in 2000 from Temple University. There he studied under the late Russell F. Weigley. He specialized in the early modern era, 1500-1800, with a research interest in eighteenth-century military and intellectual history and currently teaches at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. His courses include surveys in European and World history and occasionally an upper-level course in military history or early modern Europe. He have two publications to his credit. The first, a monograph, Henry Lloyd and the Military Enlightenment of Eighteenth-Century Europe (Greenwood 2002), is based on my dissertation and was published by Greenwood Press. It was followed by an compiled and edited edition of Lloyd's writings published by Brill Academic Publishers entitled, War, Society & Enlightenment: The Works of General Lloyd (2005). Currently he is co-editing and contributing to a volume of essays on the Seven Years' War to be published by Brill. His long term goals include an international history of the Seven Years' War and a survey on warfare in the early modern period.