Theodore Rabb

Theodore Rabb

Dr. Theodore K. Rabb, 81, of Princeton died Jan. 7, 2019.

Over a 45-year career, Dr. Rabb taught Renaissance history at Stanford, Northwestern, and Harvard universities, and then at Princeton, where, for the final 40 years, he was a member of the history department. The author of many books, he co-founded The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

He served on the boards of The Hebrew University and Save Venice, and chaired the National Council for History Education and New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He initiated and directed the Princeton University-Community College Partnership, which enhanced the professional development of community college faculty. In 1993, his television series “Renaissance” was nominated for an Emmy.

He is survived by his wife, Tamar; his daughter, Susannah Bailin; two sons, Jonathan and Jeremy Rabb; a sister, Judith Tapiero; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 9 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

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