Dr. Patricia Crone Lecture - UCLA (February 25, 2008)
Title of the lecture: Babak and the End of Late Antiquity in Iran
Patricia Crone is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Islamic History at the Institute for Advanced Study. Her scholarly and intellectual activities concentrate on the history of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, circa 630 to 900, when a recognized Islamic culture appeared and subsequently rose to dominate the area from Spain to the frontiers of China and India. Among her numerous books are Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam (1987), and Godís Rule: Government and Islam, Six Hundred Years of Islamic Political Thought (2004).