Studies in Early Islamic History

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Darwin Press, 1996 - History - 262 pages
Reprints all nine published articles by British Egyptologist and linguist Hinds (1941-88) except his encyclopedia articles. They deal with several important themes, including the first Civil War and the social and political tensions underlying it, early Islamic historiography, conquests, relations between Muslims and others, and the inquisition during the early 'Abbasid times. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Kufan Political Alignments and Their Background in
The Murder of the Caliph Uthman
The SiffTn Arbitration Agreement

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About the author (1996)

Patricia Crone was born on March 28, 1945 in Kyndelose, Denmark. She received undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She taught at Oxford University and Cambridge University before joining the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent research center, where she was a professor from 1997 until retiring in 2014. She explored archaeological records and contemporary Greek and Aramaic sources to challenge views on the roots and evolution of Islam. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World written with Michael Cook, God's Rule: Government and Islam: Six Centuries of Medieval Islamic Political Thought, and The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran. She died from cancer on July 11, 2015 at the age of 70.

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