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Richard Trexler

Richard Trexler

American historian
Richard Trexler
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Intro American historian
Was Historian
From United States of America
Type Social science
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1932, Philadelphia
Death 8 March 2007 (aged 74 years)
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Richard Trexler (1932 – 8 March 2007) was a professor of History at the Binghamton University, State University of New York. A specialist of the Renaissance, Reformation of Italy and Behaviorist History, Trexler had over fifty published works. He was best known for revolutionizing the field of public life as historically significant. To celebrate his career and retirement, Binghamton University on April 14, 2004 had a symposium in his honor where renowned scholars in Early Modern Europe spoke on his behalf.
Trexler was retired from the faculty of Binghamton University a year before his death. His final course was a history of Child Abuse in Europe and the United States offered in the Spring of 2006.


  • The Journey of the Magi. Meanings in History of a Christian Story (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997).
  • Sex and Conquest: Gender Construction and Political Order at the Time of the European Conquest of the Americas (Polity Press and Cornell University Press, 1995).
  • Dependence in Context In Renaissance Florence (Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1994).
  • Power & Dependence in Renaissance Florence, vol. I (The Women...), II(The Children...), III(The Workers of Renaissance Florence) (Binghamton: MRTS, 1993).
  • Public Life in Renaissance Florence, Studies in Social Discontinuity (Academic Press, 1980. Reprinted: Cornell University Press, 1991).
  • Naked Before the Father. The Renunciation of Francis of Assisi (Peter Lang, 1989).
  • "Historiography Sacred or Profane? Reverence and Profanity in the Study of Early Modern Religion," in Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800, ed. K. von Greyerz (London, 1984), 243-269.

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