THEODORE RABB

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RABB--Theodore K., died peacefully on Monday, January 7th, 2019, at age 81. He is survived by his wife, Tamar Rabb, his children, Susannah Bailin, Jonathan Rabb and Jeremy Rabb, his five grandchildren, and his sister, Judith Tapiero. Over a 45-year career, he taught Renaissance history at Stanford, Northwestern, Harvard and then 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 the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He took great pleasure in initiating and directing 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 was a frequent contributor to The TLS, The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, among others. Above all, he was a great champion of his many students whose careers he helped to shape. He was a loving inspiration to his family.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 11, 2019
bullet Princeton University
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