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      Ann Crabb is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in History from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Crabb teaches courses in Renaissance Humanities and Renaissance and Reformation History.

Her research interests include Renaissance Italy, late medieval and early modern women and the family, late medieval and early modern women’s letters, and late medieval and early modern merchants. Dr. Crabb's book, The Strozzi of Florence: Widowhood and Family Solidarity in the Renaissance, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2000, and an essay collection, Women’s Letters Across Europe, 1400-1700: Form and Persuasion, edited by Ann Crabb and Jane Couchman, was published by Ashgate in 2005.

The current focus of Dr. Crabb's research is Margherita Datini of Prato and Florence, her letters and world, and publications on this subject include " 'If I could Write:' Margherita Datini and Letter Writing, 1385-1410," Renaissance Quarterly, 60 (winter 2007); "Gaining Honor as Husband's Deputy: Margherita Datini, 1376-1410," Early Modern Women, 3 (2008); and "Ne pas tre mre: l'autodfence d'une florentine vers 1400," Clio (21/2005).

Ann M Crabb
(Part-time faculty)
History Department
Roop Rm. G12
MSC 2001
office phone: +1 540 568 3447
e-mail: crabbam@jmu.edu









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