Patricia Crone was a Danish historian specializing in early Islamic history.
13 Facts About Patricia Crone
Patricia Crone was then a senior research fellow at the Warburg Institute until 1977.
Patricia Crone was accepted as an occasional student at King's College London and followed a course in medieval European history, especially church-state relations.
In 1977, Patricia Crone became a University Lecturer in Islamic history and a fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.
Patricia Crone became Assistant University Lecturer in Islamic studies and fellow of Gonville and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1990 and held several positions at Cambridge.
Patricia Crone served as University Lecturer in Islamic studies from 1992 to 1994, and as Reader in Islamic history from 1994 to 1997.
In November 2011, Patricia Crone was diagnosed with lung cancer, that had already spread to the brain.
Patricia Crone died on July 11,2015, aged 70, from said cancer.
Patricia Crone and Cook claimed to be able to explain exactly how Islam came into being by the fusion of various Near Eastern civilizations under Arabic leadership.
Later, Patricia Crone backed away from some proposals in this reconstruction of Islam's beginnings.
Patricia Crone continued to maintain the basic results of her work:.
In Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam, Patricia Crone argued that the importance of the pre-Islamic Meccan trade had been grossly exaggerated.
Patricia Crone suggested that while Muhammad never traveled much beyond the Hijaz, internal evidence in the Qur'an, such as its description of his opponents as "olive growers", might indicate that the events surrounding Muhammed took place nearer the Mediterranean than in Mecca.