Position: Professor Emeritus
Title: Professor of History, Emeritus.
Field: Early modern European history
Office: B-2-H-3 Firestone Library
Theodore K. Rabb (Ph.D. Princeton, 1961) is a specialist in Early Modern European History. He has been on the Princeton faculty since 1967, where he has taught a variety of courses in European history both within the department and in the interdisciplinary area of Humanistic Studies. He has been the editor of The Journal of Interdisciplinary History since 1970, and has published and edited a number of books including; Enterprise and Empire (1967), The Struggle for Stability in Early Modern Europe (1975), Renaissance Lives (1993, revised 2000), Jacobean Gentleman (1998), The Making And Unmaking of Democracy (Routledge, 2002). He has written dozens of articles and reviews for many publications, including Past & Present, the TLS and the New York Times. He has directed Princeton’s Community College Programs since 1974, and has chaired the National Council for History Education and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He is currently engaged in a long-term study on the transition from Renaissance to modern culture in the mid-seventeenth century.
- The Queen's College, Oxford : B.A., 1958; M.A., 1962
- Princeton University : M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1961