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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1680] (197/1262)

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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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Persian operations becoming known. In October 1891 Anafijeh
tribesmen attacked a caravan near Shushtar and carried off some rifles j
but Shaikh Farhan, on whom they depended, made his peace with the
Government; and thereafter an improvement was noticeable in the state
o£ the surrounding country, which had been seriously disturbed. In
189^ there was a partial failure of crops, which, aided by the weakness
of the Shahab-ul-Mulk's administration, caused raids by Bani Turuf in the
neighbourhood of Ahwaz and by Sagward Lurs on the Dizful-Shushtar
road. In 1894 the Dizful-Khurramabad road became unsafe for caravans,
and the Hisam-us-Saltanah resorted to military operations against the
Dirakwand Lurs, in which he was assisted by some of the Bakhtiyaris,
In May a number of the Dirakwand were captured and deported, but the
road remained impassable; feuds broke out among the Bakhtiyaris them
selves ; and the security of the Dizful-Shushtar road also was affected.
In 1895-96 the A1 Kathir committed raids in the vicinity of Dizful, in
revenge for the alienation of lands which they claimed, and a punitive
expedition against them became necessary; while the Lur tribes were
guilty of such depredations as to cause many settled villages to be
deserted by their inhabitants.
Affairs of the Ramuz district, 1848-1896.
About the year 1879 the district of Ramuz was farmed, by the
Persian Government, sometimes to a member of the Shaikh of
Muhammareh^s family, sometimes to one of the Bakhtiyari Khans.
The district was assessed by the Persian Government in 1883-84 at
140,000 Qrans.
In or about 1888 a rebellion took place at Ramuz, which resulted in
the ejectment of a Local Governor appointed by the Persian authorities
and in the setting up of another by the people themselves. The
Nizam-us-Saltaneh confirmed the popular candidate, after exacting
increased Pishkash from him.
Affairs of the Hawizeh district, 1848-1896.
Hawizeh was a district over which, on account of its marshy
character, the Persian Government could exercise but little control; and
great care was required on their part in appointing a local governor,
as revenue could not be recovered from the inhabitants except through
an authority approved by them.
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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:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)

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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1680] (197/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 March 2024]

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