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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1861] (378/1262)

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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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h\i government Meanwhile the actual assassins of Agha Muhammad
atkii mn were ca P tured ^ oae one ^ and P ut death; and the body of that
prince was sent to Najaf for interment. A member of the Zand family,
named Muhammad Khan,—who is described as a son of Zaki Khan but
is not, apparently, mentioned as such at any earlier date,—next seized
Isfahan j but he was promptly driven out by the troops of the Qajars and
took refuge in the Bakhtiyari mountains. After this Sadiq Khan with
the help of several other chiefs again made war upon the Shah, and,
having been overthrown by a Qajar general, Sulaiman Khan, was par-
o be if d0ne(1 a SeCOnd time; but at least ' o£ his P ri ncipal associates was
less fortunate and paid the penalty of rebellion with his life. In the
interim Muhammad Khan, the Zand prince, had succeeded in forming a
irtl own amon ^ the K ^ds: he was defeated, however, by
f; I Muhammad Yali Khan, a commander sent against him by Fat-h'Ali
Mil was ca P tu ^ d while endeavou ™g to escape to Basrah, and was
hisaiiJ ^ nca P ac ^ a ^ ed ^ or ^^e niischief by being deprived of sight. The next
leen J ^ tlie WaS 0ne headed by his own ful1 brofche ^ Husain
tisj ^ wll0m be bad originally appointed to the Government of
, 11 ^rs,—at the time, perhaps, the most important province of Persia,
^ j and whom he now saw fit to supersede, apparently for incompetence
rather than for untrustworthiness. Muhammad Vali Khan, the com-
iismiclf mander who had defeated Muhammad Khan, Zand, deserted his master
im* and joined Husain Quli Khan, as did also that Sulaiman Khan whom
aitingwu Fat-h Ali Shah had employed against Sadiq Khan; and armed strife
Sadiq l between the royal brothers was with difficulty averted by the entreaties
mrfeoii of their mother. In the settlement of this case Fat-h J Ali Shah showed
own aj great magnanimity, for he appointed his brother to the Government of
neigW Kashan to console him for the los^of Shiraz, and he spared the lives of
rgring i Muhammad Vali Khan and Sulaiman Khan, and even restored the latter
jlf at Mto favour. I his rebellion involved, as we shall see further on, a tem-
yggy^ poiaiy change of Government at Btvshehr. Is-haq M irza, a reputed
rsia. ^ eSCeil ^ ai1 ^ ancient Safavi kings of Persia, after this attempted to
^geffl# a J ei t a daiin to the throne; but he was worsted, and the Shah took
InUy ^ di occas i on to give fresh proofs of the clemency of his
a M I)0Slti011, f he next scene of trouble was in Khurasan, where Nadir
^^ ta " Za ^ 011 Rukh and great-grandson of Nadir Shah, re-entering
, w #t# e country from Afghanistan on the death of Agha Muhammad Khan,
mar ^ ab ^ S ^ ed with an armed following. The Shah, on his
.wereduced the towns of Turbat and Nishapur, which
Were in • 14- •
ievolt against him ; and, on his arrival at his destination, the

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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)

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' [‎1861] (378/1262), 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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