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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1] (12/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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INTRODU CTION.
HE Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ''Oman and Central Arabia
consists of two volumes, the first volume being a history of
the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Eegion and its surrounding countries, the second a
geographical dictionary covering the same area.
The second volume was published in 1908. The first volume had
been all but completed for the Press by the late Mr. Lorimer at the time
of his death in the beginning of 1914, the only portions in fact of the
work then remaining to be written being the " Introduction and the
Table of contents/' These have been prepared and the volume completed
for the Press by the undersigned.
The explanation of the t( system of transliteration^ referred to in the
last paragraph of the introduction to the second volume, has for conve
nience of binding been formed into a separate note and will be found
as Appendix S at page 2737 of Part 11 of this volume.
A full explanation as to the division and contents of the second
volume has been given by Mr. Lorimer in the introduction to that work
and it only remains therefore to give a similar explanation in regard to
Volume I. *
Volume I has been divided into twelve chapters geographically:
Chapter 1 deals with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. region as a whole and the re
maining chapters with each of the main political divisions in turn into
which that region is divided, commencing with 'Oman, continuing with
the States on the Western shores of the Gulf, Central Arabia, Turkish
Iraq, the Persian districts on the eastern shores of the Gulf and ending
with the chapter on Makran.
Each of the above chapters has been sub-divided into certain definite
" periods" covering in some cases the reign of a Shah or Sultan, the
rule of a Shaikh^ the regime of a Viceroy, and in others arbitrary divi
sions of time based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the State
concerned.
Each of these " periods " follows similar though not identical lines,
referring in turn to the topics most prominent during the particular
iC period " under review.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)
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Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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