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Crone, Patricia 1945-2015

Overview
Works: 75 works in 384 publications in 5 languages and 10,761 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Redactor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Patricia Crone
Hagarism : the making of the Islamic world by Patricia Crone( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam."--Description provided by publisher
Meccan trade and the rise of Islam by Patricia Crone( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patricia Crone reassesses one of the most widely accepted dogmas in contemporary accounts of the beginnings of Islam, the supposition that Mecca was a trading center thriving on the export of aromatic spices to the Mediterranean. Pointing out that the conventional opinion is based on classical accounts of the trade between south Arabia and the Mediterranean some 600 years earlier than the age of Muhammad, Dr. Crone argues that the land route described in these records was short-lived and that the Muslim sources make no mention of such goods. In addition to changing our view of the role of trade, the author reexamines the evidence for the religious status of pre-Islamic Mecca and seeks to elucidate the nature of the sources on which we should reconstruct our picture of the birth of the new religion in Arabia."
God's rule : government and Islam by Patricia Crone( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to examine the medieval Muslim answers to questions crucial to any Western understanding of Middle Eastern politics today, such as why states are necessary, what functions they are meant to fulfill, and whether or why they must be based on religious law." "Crone makes Islamic political thought accessible by relating it to the contexts in which it was formulated, analyzing it in terms familiar to today's reader and, where possible, comparing it with both medieval European and later political thought. By examining the ideological point of departure for medieval Islamic political thought, Crone provides an invaluable foundation for a better understanding of contemporary Middle Eastern politics and current world events."--Jacket
Pre-industrial societies by Patricia Crone( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, historian Patricia Crone offers a blueprint for a world now lost, outlining the common features of Islamic, Indian, Chinese and pre-Medieval European societies. The book concentrates on such issues as the role of politics and religion; how communities developed social hierarchies; and the relationship between the individual and the state. Crone provides a lively and accessible explanation of how human society was organized in the 5000 years prior to the Industrial Revolution
God's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of Islam by Patricia Crone( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case that, as in Shi'ism, it was concentrated in the head of state, rather than dispersed among learned laymen as in Sunnism. Originally the caliph was both head of state and ultimate source of religious law; the Sunni pattern represents the outcome of a conflict between the caliph and early scholars who, as spokesmen of the community, assumed religious leadership for themselves. Many Islamicists have assumed the Shi'ite concept of the imamate to be a deviant development. In contrast, this book argues that it is an archaism preserving the concept of religious authority with which all Muslims began."
The Princeton encyclopedia of Islamic political thought( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2012, the year 1433 of the Muslim calendar, the Islamic population throughout the world was estimated at approximately a billion and a half, representing about one-fifth of humanity. In geographical terms, Islam occupies the center of the world, stretching like a big belt across the globe from east to west."--Page vii
Slaves on horses : the evolution of the Islamic polity by Patricia Crone( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave soldiers are a distinctively Muslim phenomenon. Though virtually unknown in the non-Muslim world, they have been a constant and pervasive feature of the Muslim Middle East from the ninth century AD into modern times. Why did Muslim rulers choose to place military and political power in the hands of imported slaves? It is this question which Dr Crone seeks to answer. Concentrating on the period from the rise of the Umayyads to the dissolution of the 'Abbasid empire (roughly AD 650-850), she documents the consequences of the fusion between religion and politics in Islam, which she sees as an essential forging characteristic of the Muslim social structure and state
Roman, provincial, and Islamic law : the origins of the Islamic patronate by Patricia Crone( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the cultural origins of Islamic law. Some authorities stress the importance of the contribution of Roman law; others that of Arabian law. Most are agreed that Jewish law contributed, but not explained further. Dr Crone tests the Roman hypothesis with reference to one institution, the patronate, which does indeed appear to owe something to Roman law, but concludes that Roman law contributed only in so far as it was part and parcel of the rather different legal practice of the Near Eastern provinces, and that provincial law would repay further consideration by legal historians." -- Publisher's information
The nativist prophets of early Islamic Iran by Patricia Crone( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This learned and engaging study casts new light on the nature of religion in pre-Islamic Iran and on the persistence of Iranian religious beliefs both outside and inside Islam after the Arab conquest"-
Medieval Islamic political thought by Patricia Crone( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents general readers and specialists alike with a broad survey of Islamic political thought in the six centuries from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions."--Book jacket
From Arabian tribes to Islamic empire : army, state and society in the Near East c.600-850 by Patricia Crone( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of strangers : mediaeval Arabic graffiti on the theme of nostalgia by Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die vorindustrielle Gesellschaft : eine Strukturanalyse by Patricia Crone( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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God's rule : government and Islam
Alternative Names
Crone, Patricia

Krūn, Bātrīsiyā 1945-2015

Patricia Crone Amerikaans historica (1945-2015)

Patricia Crone dänische Islamwissenschaftlerin

Patricia Crone orientalista danese

Patricia Crone spécialiste américaine de l'histoire de l'Islam

Patrisiya Kroun

Патрисия Кроун

פטרישה קרון

باتريسيا كرون

باتريشيا كرون

كرون، باتريسيا، 1945-

پاتریشیا کرون

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God's rule : government and IslamPre-industrial societiesGod's caliph : religious authority in the first centuries of IslamThe Princeton encyclopedia of Islamic political thoughtSlaves on horses : the evolution of the Islamic polityRoman, provincial, and Islamic law : the origins of the Islamic patronateMedieval Islamic political thoughtFrom Arabian tribes to Islamic empire : army, state and society in the Near East c.600-850The book of strangers : mediaeval Arabic graffiti on the theme of nostalgia