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O'Kane, John 1940-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 189 publications in 3 languages and 3,759 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Internet videos  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Documentary films  Quotations 
Roles: Translator, Director, Author, Editor, Other, Singer
Classifications: KMH2101, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John O'Kane
Pure gold from the words of Sayyidī ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-Dabbāgh = al-Dhabab al-Ibrīz min kalām Sayyidī ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-Dabbāgh by Aḥmad ibn al-Mubārak Sijilmāsī( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1720 in Fez Amad b. al-Mubrak al-Lama, a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al-Azz al-Dabbgh. Al-Dabbgh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination met with the Prophet Muhammad
The ocean of the soul : man, the world, and God in the stories of Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār by Hellmut Ritter( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ocean of the Soul is one of the great works of the German Orientalist Hellmut Ritter (1892-1971). It presents a comprehensive analysis of the writings of the mystical Persian poet Far?d al-D?n 'At?t??r. The book was first published in 1955
The Ocean of the Soul [electronic resource] : Men, the World and God in the Stories of Far?d al-D?n 'At?t??r by Hellmut Ritter( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ocean of the Soul is one of the great works of the German Orientalist Hellmut Ritter (1892-1971). It presents a comprehensive analysis of the writings of the mystical Persian poet Far?d al-D?n 'At?t??r. The book was first published in 1955
Post-Soviet Central Asia by Touraj Atabaki( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the independent republics of central Asia enjoy a greater degree of autonomy, but are faced with a range of complex social, political and economic problems. This book addresses these problems
The concept of sainthood in early Islamic mysticism : two works by al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī ; an annotated translation with introduction by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God)
Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra : eine Geschichte des religiösen Denkens im frühen Islam by Josef van Ess( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and Society is the most comprehensive study of Islamic intellectual and religious history, focusing on Muslim theology. With its emphasis on the eighth and ninth centuries CE, it remains the most detailed prosopographical study of the early phase of the formation of Islam. Originally published in German between 1991 and 1995, Theology and Society is a monument of scholarship and a unique scholarly enterprise which has stood the test of time as an unparalleled reference work
Lost and found, the evidence behind our musculoskeletal exams and treatments( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost and Found, The Evidence Behind Our Musculoskeletal Exams and Treatments looks at how research and data affect the daily practices of sports medicine physicians. The video discusses several evidence-based tests and exams that physicians employ to assess specific aspects of musculoskeletal-related injuries. Using case studies, the video also reviews some of the management and treatment options for certain injuries. The video details several of the key factors attendant to each type of injury and points out the role that evidence-based information can assist in the care of patients
The feats of the knowers of God : Manāqeb al-ʻārefīn by Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad Aflākī( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a fourteenth-century biography of the famous Persian mystic poet and 'Knower of God', Jalal al-Din-e Rumi, in the form of a large compendium of Sufi-style teaching stories. It was commissioned by a grandson about fifty years after Rumi's death. The author-compiler, Aflaki, includes chapters on Baha'-e Valad (Rumi's father), Shams al-Din-e Tabrizi (Rumi's great love), Soltan Valad and Amir 'Aref (Rumi's son and grandson), and other transmitters of the spiritual heritage of the Mowlavi dervish order. The protagonists are portrayed as performing miracles and confronting critics and rivals. Circumstantial detail abounds, thus providing one of our few windows onto social and political life during the Saljuq and Mongol period in Asia Minor. The translation has an extensive index of persons and subjects to assist readers and students."--Jacket
Is This Rape? : Sex on Trial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research has revealed that there is considerable confusion amongst British teenagers surrounding the existing law on Rape, and one area of particular concern is what counts as consent. With presenter Will Best, two dozen teenage boys and girls spend two days being put to the test to see what they actually think the rules are. They're shown a drama, specially created for this programme, which tells the story of a sexual encounter between a teenage boy and girl. As the scenario unfolds they are asked to vote on specific questions regarding whether a rape has been committed
Panorama. Britain speaks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Chiles goes home to the West Midlands to meet Leave voters from both sides of the political divide and find out why the majority of voters in Britain voted for Brexit
Panorama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's 2016 election season has been the most bitter and ugly in living memory. Panorama meets angry Americans on both sides of the electoral race who feel disillusioned and disenfranchised by the electoral process. Can America's new president quell the voices of radicalism and unite America again?
The secrets of God's mystical oneness, or, The spiritual stations of Shaikh Abu Saʻid = Asrār al-towḥid fī maqāmāt al-Šeyk̲ Abi Saʻid by Muḥammad ibn al-Munavvar( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ship of Sulaimān by Muḥammad Rabīʻ ibn Muḥammad Ibrāhīm( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of the prophets : an Eastern Turkish version = Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ by Nosiruddin Burḣonuddin Rabghuziĭ( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "A first edition of The Stories of the Prophets, written in Khwarezmian Turkish by the judge (qāḍī) Rabghūzī and completed in 1311, was published in 1995 by a group of authors. For the second edition H.E. Boeschoten and J. O'Kane have thoroughly revised both the text edition and the translation volume on the basis of additional manuscripts and reviews of the first edition. The Stories of the Prophets (Qiṣaṣ al-Anbiyā') is a traditional genre in Islamic literature. Such a work contains the res gestae of the biblical prophets and stories about other personalities and peoples up to the birth of the Prophet Muḥammed. Exceptionally, Rabghūzī's Stories also contains a sizable account of the life of Muḥammed and his family. The work is a fundamental source both for Turkic linguistics and for Islamic Studies."
Panorama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From highly organised cells like the one that killed 130 people in Paris, to lone attackers within communities, Panorama reveals how the so-called Islamic State's terror network has been operating secretly in Europe, and looks at Western intelligence agencies' battle to stop it
Al-Rabghuzi's the Stories of the prophets : Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā' : an Eastern Turkish version by Nosiruddin Burḣonuddin Rabghuziĭ( )

4 editions published in 2015 in Chagatai and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of sainthood in early Islamic mysticism : two works by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution of Iran : politics and the state in the Islamic Republic by Asghar Schirazi( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A milestone in our understanding of the ideology and practice of an Islamic state, this book chronicles and analyses political life in Iran since the revolution showing the gradual transformation of the state from intended theocracy and republic to a hierocracy in which Islam and the shari'a play a subordinate role. Asghar Schirazi takes as his starting point the major contradictions inherent in the constitution - between its legalistic and democratic components and between the alleged potential of a legally and ideologically interpreted Islam as a means of solving social problems, and the growing evidence that this Islam is an inadequate legal and political basis for government in present-day Iran. Through a detailed examination of the genesis of the constitution, its content and its actual development since the inception of the Islamic Republic to the present day, this study charts the elimination in practice of the constitution's democratic elements and the gradual replacement of Islamic legalism with the interest of the state as the key criterion for dealing with problems. Schirazi argues that in this manner a separation of state and religion is taking place."--Jacket
The Perfect Sturm: Innovation and the Origins of Blitzkrieg in World War I by John O'Kane( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the origins of tactical innovation in large, bureaucratic, military systems? This study will provide a detailed analysis of how the German Army in World War One took advantage of innovative tactical methods developed by their junior and non-commissioned officers in the field. While many historians often look at the results of WWI from the perspective of the General officers and politicians (i.e., top-down), they often overlook the important roles played by creative junior officers in revolutionizing the manner in which the German Army fought. These innovations, when supported by senior leadership, led to massive operational and strategic gains for the German Army late in World War One. I will explore how the German Army successfully applied these tactical innovations at the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, a.k.a. The Battle of Caporetto in 1917. The result was a crushing Italian defeat. This success encouraged the German leadership to attempt similar offensives in 1918 on the Western Front in France. Initially successful, the offensives later stalled. However, the lessons of these attacks formed the basis for what would become universally known as the Blitzkrieg, or lighting-war tactics. These lessons continue to effect how modern militaries employ combined arms in maneuver warfare today. This case study will highlight the importance of bottom-up tactical innovation within today's U.S. military
Essays on Islamic piety and mysticism by Fritz Meier( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fritz Meier (1912-1998) is one of the most outstanding Orientalists of this century. Meier's entire oeuvre is written in German and until now has suffered the fate of not being accessible outside the German-speaking realm. As a result, whole debates on subjects concerning Sufism have taken place in Anglo-American academic circles, which to their own loss have not taken account of Meier's often pioneering points of view."--BOOK JACKET. "It is the intention of the present volume to contribute toward remedying this regrettable situation by providing for the first time a translation of fifteen of Fritz Meier's seminal articles."--Jacket
 
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The ocean of the soul : man, the world, and God in the stories of Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭārPost-Soviet Central AsiaThe concept of sainthood in early Islamic mysticism : two works by al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī ; an annotated translation with introductionThe feats of the knowers of God : Manāqeb al-ʻārefīnThe ship of SulaimānThe stories of the prophets : an Eastern Turkish version = Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼThe concept of sainthood in early Islamic mysticism : two worksThe constitution of Iran : politics and the state in the Islamic RepublicEssays on Islamic piety and mysticism
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