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Rabb, Theodore K.

Overview
Works: 139 works in 584 publications in 4 languages and 17,359 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Compiler
Classifications: CT759, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Theodore K Rabb
Renaissance lives : portraits of an age by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of fifteen men and women, some familiar, others less so, that demonstrate the profound transformations of society that cut across and remade the realms of human conduct and custom and that are a part of the era with the name meaning "rebirth."
The struggle for stability in early modern Europe by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians have argued over the 'crisis' of seventeenth-century Europe for decades. Taking into account the recent literature on the subject, the author assesses the controversy and offers a new interpretation of the period between 1500 and 1700, focusing on a crucial transition from turmoil to relative tranquility. [Back cover]
The Thirty Years' War : problems of motive, extent, and effect by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Family in history; interdisciplinary essays by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Swedish and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin and prevention of major wars( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the development of the modern state system in Europe four centuries ago, there have been ten general wars involving a majority of the major powers and a high level of casualties. Another major war is difficult to conceive of, since it would presumably be the last such conflict, and yet it is not an impossibility. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists and historians examine the origins of major wars and discuss the problems in preventing a nuclear war
Action and conviction in early modern Europe; essays in memory of E.H. Harbison( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of the Renaissance & the march to modernity by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Renaissance may have emerged out of the upheavals of the fourteenth century - but when did it end? And why? The renowned historian Theodore Rabb tackles these question in this engaging and deeply learned book, and in so doing recasts our understanding of European history." "In the second half of the seventeenth century, a sea change swept over Europe. The dominant commitments of the preceding centuries were eroding, and a new outlook was emerging from an age of conflict and uncertainty. The ancient world no longer held the European imagination in thrall. Rulers across the continent consolidated political power, asserting control over territories that long had relished their independence. Religion began to lose ground to reason as a model for human inquiry. And both the attitude to war and the belief in the supernatural passed crucial divides. As these vast transformations unfolded, the Renaissance gave way to the Age of Revolution." "By defining the decisive shifts that heralded the end of this momentous era, Rabb enhances our understanding not only of the Renaissance itself but also of the modern world to which it gave birth"--Jacket
Art and history : images and their meaning by Jonathan Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprise & empire; merchant and gentry investment in the expansion of England, 1575-1630 by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunger and history : the impact of changing food production and consumption patterns on society by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunger / Geschichte / Aufsätze
The Thirty Years' War by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate and history : studies in interdisciplinary history by Robert I Rotberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of climate on historical change represents an exciting frontier for reading and research. In this volume scholars contribute to an area of interdisciplinary study which has not been systematically explored by climatologists and historians working together
Marriage and fertility : studies in interdisciplinary history( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of a selection of articles published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History on the theme of marriage and fertility and is the first of a series of readers in interdisciplinary history
I wish I'd been there by Byron Hollinshead( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed--and why? This is the question that the editors posed to twenty superb historians, who each wrote a personal essay in response. The result is this engrossing book, a worthy sequel to the acclaimed volume on American history, I Wish I'd Been There. From the death of Alexander the Great to the German surrender ending World War II, these essays move across a wide geography for over two millennia and deal with politics, law, religion, peace and war, science and the arts, rebellion, and social change. In addition to adding immediacy, color, and vibrancy to well-known events, they also provide fresh illuminations and interpretations of vital moments in the history of Europe.--From publisher description
The New history, the 1980s and beyond : studies in interdisciplinary history by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisziplinäre Geschichte
Population and economy : population and history from the traditional to the modern world by Michael Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist and the warrior : military history through the eyes of the masters by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century--paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, engravings, architecture, and photographs--and documents the evolving nature of warfare as artists have perceived it. The selected works represent landmarks in the history of art and are drawn mainly from the western tradition, though important examples from Japan, India, and the Middle East are also brought into the discussion. Together these works tell a story of long centuries during which warfare inspired admiration and celebration. Yet a shift toward criticism and condemnation emerged in the Renaissance, and by the end of the nineteenth century, glorification of the warrior by leading artists had ceased. Rabb traces this progression, from such works as the Column of Trajan and the Titian "Battle of Lepanto", whose makers celebrated glorious victories, to the antiwar depictions created by Brueghel, Goya, Picasso, and others. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, this book presents a study of unprecedented sweep and multidisciplinary interest. -- Book jacket
Jacobean gentleman : Sir Edwin Sandys, 1561-1629 by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandys made his contributions, Rabb demonstrates, in the course of an extraordinarily diverse career. Sandys sat in the House of Commons from the 1580s to the mid-1620s, becoming its elder statesman and most influential voice on economic affairs, constitutional issues, and parliamentary procedure. He was a leader of the Virginia Company and the Bermuda Company, which established and settled these two early English colonies, and was also a director of the East India Company. And in an age beset by religious extremism, Sandys wrote a book on religious toleration that was widely read and discussed throughout Europe
The making and unmaking of democracy : lessons from history and world politics by Theodore K Rabb( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
 
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The struggle for stability in early modern Europe
Alternative Names
Rabb, Theodore

Rabb, Theodore K. 1937-

Theodore K. Rabb American historian

Theodore K. Rabb Amerikaans historicus

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Languages
English (279)

Spanish (7)

Korean (1)

Swedish (1)

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The struggle for stability in early modern EuropeThe Origin and prevention of major warsThe last days of the Renaissance & the march to modernityArt and history : images and their meaningEnterprise & empire; merchant and gentry investment in the expansion of England, 1575-1630Hunger and history : the impact of changing food production and consumption patterns on societyI wish I'd been therePopulation and economy : population and history from the traditional to the modern world