John C. Wilkinson

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John Craven Wilkinson is an academic scholar on Islamic studies expertise on Ibadi studies.

Biography[edit]

John C. Wilkinson is a British expert in the field of Ibadi studies. John C. Wilkinson worked for several years in international oil companies in the middle East. After this period of working in the middle East he went back to Oxford and he wrote his doctoral thesis with subject the Ibadi Imamate of Oman.[1] He finished his Ph. D. thesis in 1969 with the title Arab settlement in Oman: the origins and development of the tribal pattern and its relationship to the Imamate.[2] After completing his Ph. D thesis in the decades of 1970 and 1980 John Wilkinson entered the field of Ibadi studies with several publications and works.[3] John Wilkinson from 1969 until his retirement on 1997 was teaching in the Oxford University as a Reader, a university lecturer of the highest grade below professor.[1] Also he was an Emeritus Fellow of St. Hugh's College in Oxford.[1] Valerie Hoffman have wrote that there is no other western scholar who know so many information about the tribes of Oman especially about his work Water and tribal settlement in South-East Arabia. A study of the Aflāj of Oman on 1977.[4]

Works[5][edit]

  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1969) Arab settlement in Oman: the origins and development of the tribal pattern and its relationship to the Imamate. Ph.D. thesis, University of Oxford, 1969.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1972) A short history of Oman from earliest times. Muscat 1972.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1977) Water and tribal settlement in South-East Arabia. A study of the Aflāj of Oman. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977.
  • Wilkinson, John C. and David L. Harrison: (1983) min al-Bī'a al-ʿUmāniyya. Transl. Muḥ. Amīn ʿAbdl. Cairo 1983.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1987) The Imamate tradition of Oman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1994) ʿUmān Tārīkhan wa-ʿUlamā'an. Transl. Muḥ. Amīn ʿAbdl. 3rd impr. Muscat: MNHC, 1994.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1999) Arabia's frontiers: the story of Britain's boundary drawing in the desert. London/New York: Tauris, 1999.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2008) Oman 1965. Muscat: Al Roya Press and Publishing House, 2008.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2010) Ibāḍism: origins and early development in Oman. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.*

Papers related to Ibadism[5][edit]

  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1964) A sketch of the historical geography of the Trucial Oman down to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Geographical Journal (London), vol. 130 nr. 3 (Sept. 1964), 337-349.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1971) The Oman question: the background to the political geography of South-east Arabia. Geographical Journal (London), vol. 137, part 3 (1971), 361-371.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1972) The origins of the Omani state. The Arabian Peninsula: society and politics. Ed. Derek Hopwood. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1972, 67-88.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1973) Arab-Persian land relationships in late Sasānid Oman. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies (London), 1973, 40-51.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1974) Bayāsirah and Bayādīr. Arabian Studies (London), vol. 1, 1974, 75-85.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1974) The organization of the Falaj irrigation system in Oman. Research Paper nr. 10. School of Geography, University of Oxford.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1975) The Julanda of Oman. Journal of Oman Studies (Muscat, Ministry of Information and Culture), I (1975), 97-108.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1976a) Bio-bibliographical background to the crisis period in the Ibāḍī Imāmate of Oman. Arabian Studies (London), vol. 3 (1976), 137-164.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1976) The Ibāḍī imāma. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (London), 39 (1976), 535-551.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1978) Islamic water law with special reference to oasis settlement. Journal of Arid Environments, I (1978), 87-96.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1978) The Omani manuscript collection at Muscat. Part II: The early Ibāḍī Fiqh works. Arabian Studies (London), vol. 4 (1978), 191-208.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1979) Sources for the early history of Oman. Studies in the history of Arabia. Vol. 1: Sources for the history of Arabia, part 2, 89-95.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1979) Ṣuḥār (Sohar) in the early Islamic period: the written evidence. In: Taddei (ed.) 1979, vol. 2, 887-907.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1980) Nash'at al-Aflāj fī ʿUmān. In: Ḥiṣād Nadwat al-Dirāsāt al-ʿUmāniyya. Muscat: MNHC, 1980, vol. 8.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1980) Changes in the structure of village life in Oman. In: Niblock (ed.) 1980, 122-134.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1981) Oman and East Africa: new light on early Kilwan history from the Omani sources. International Journal of African Historical Studies (Boston), vol. 14 (1981) 272-305.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1982) The early development of the Ibāḍi movement in Basra. In: Juynboll (ed.) 1982, 125-144, notes 241-249.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1982) Changement et continuité en Oman. In: Bonnenfant, Paul (ed.) 1982, vol. 2, 393-414.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1983) The origins of the Aflāj of Oman. Journal of Oman Studies (Muscat), vol. 6 part 1 (1983), 177-194.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1983) Traditional concepts of territory in South-east Arabia. Geographical Journal (London), vol. 149 nr. 3 (1983), 301-315.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1985) Ibāḍī Ḥadīth: an essay on normalization. Der Islam (Berlin) 62 (1985), 231-259.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1987) al-Baḥrayn wa-ʿUmān. Al-Wathīqa (Bahrain), 6th year nr. 11 (Dhū 'l-Qaʿda 1407/July 1987), 66-85.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1988) The Omani and Ibāḍī background to the Kilwah Sīrah; the demise of Oman as a political and religious force in the Indian Ocean in the 6th/12th century. In: Irvine; Serjeant; Smith(eds.) 1988, 131-148.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1990) Ibāḍī theological literature. In: Young; Latham; Serjeant (eds.) 1990, 33-39.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1990) Muslim land and water law. Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford), vol. 1 nr. 1 (1990), 54-72.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (1993) Frontier relationships between Bahrain and Oman. In: Khalifa and Rice (eds.) 1993, 548-566.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2002) The origins of the Aflāj in Oman. In: Morony (ed.) 2002, 285-302.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2006) The territorial division of Oman. In: Kapiszewski; al-Salimi; Pikulski (eds.) 2006, 19-61.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2009) Omani maritime trade in the early Islamic period. In: Proceedings of the International Conference New perspectives in recording UAE history. Abu Dhabi 2009, 145-154.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2010) The Ibāḍī Imāma. In: Saeed, Abdullah: (ed.) Islamic political thought and governance. London: Routledge, 2010, vol. 2. Reprint from Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 39 (1976), 535-551.
  • Wilkinson, John: (2012) Moderation and extremism in early Ibāḍī thought. A lecture delivered at: International conference: Ibāḍī theology. Rereading sources and scholarly works
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2013) The origins of Omani identity. In: Hoffmann-Ruf and al-Salimi (eds.) 2013a, 35-39.*
  • Wilkinson, John: (2013) Contextualizing the development of Ibāḍī Fiqh. A lecture delivered at: International conference: Ibāḍī Jurisprudence. Ibāḍī law in the post-Rustamid period (q.v.).
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2014) Ibadism. Some reconsiderations of its origins and early development. In Ziaka (ed.) 2014a, 43-52.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2014) Ḥamalat al-ʿIlm. A lecture delivered at: International Conference: today's perspectives on Ibāḍī history and the historical sources (q.v.).
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2015) On being an Ibāḍī. Muslim World (Hartford), vol. 105 nr. 2 (April 2015), 142-156.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2015) Moderation and extremism in early Ibāḍī thought. In Francesca (ed.) 2015b, 47-56.
  • Wilkinson, John C.: (2015) The Ibāḍi Nahḍa. An historical perspective. A lecture delivered at: International conference: Sixth conference on Ibadism and Oman (q.v.).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Experts on Ibadhiyah". www.islam-in-oman.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  2. ^ Custers, Martin H. (2016). Al-Ibāḍiyya: A Bibliography. 3 (Second revised and enlarged ed.). Hildesheim-London-N.Y.: Olms Publishing. p.706.
  3. ^ Gaiser, Adam. “Ibadism: Origins and Early Development in Oman. By John Wilkinson.” Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam  39, 2012, p. 468.
  4. ^ Valerie Hoffman, Book Review: John C. Wilkinson, Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman (Oxford Oriental Monographs, Oxford University Press, 2010) in Der Islam 91, 2, 2014, p. 447.
  5. ^ a b Custers, Martin H. (2016). Al-Ibāḍiyya: A Bibliography. 3 (Second revised and enlarged ed.). Hildesheim-London-N.Y.: Olms Publishing. pp. 706-712.