Joseph R. Strayer Biography

Joseph R. Strayer (August 20, 1904–July 2, 1987) was a medieval historian. He was the longtime chair of the Princeton University history department.


The mainstream of civilization. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

Western Europe in the Middle Ages: a short history. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1982.

The reign of Philip the Fair. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Feudalism. Huntington, N.Y.: R. E. Krieger Pub. Co., 1979, 1965.

The Albigensian Crusades. New York: Dial Press, 1971.

Medieval statecraft and the perspectives of history; essays by Joseph R. Strayer. With a foreword by Gaines Post. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971.

On the medieval origins of the modern state. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1970.

The interpretation of history. Princeton: Princeton university press, 1943.

The delegate from New York. Princeton: Princeton university press, 1939.

Studies in early French taxation. By Joseph R. Strayer and Charles H. Taylor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1939.

The administration of Normandy under Saint Louis. Cambridge, Mass.: The Mediaeval academy of America, 1932.