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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1870] (387/1262)

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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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1870
seems to have been the Kurdish district of Shehrizor adjoinino-
Sulaimamyah, then governed by a certain 'Abdnr B ahman Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , a
Turkish vassal. ''Abdur Rahman^ in consequence of a difficulty with
'AH Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , Wali of Baghdad, retired to Persia; and his cause was
espoused by Muhammad 'Ali Mirza, the eldest son of Fat-h ^Ali Shah
who had lately been appointed governor of Kirmanshah, An armed
conflict followed between the Persian prince and Sulaiman Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , the
son-in-law of ^Ali Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , of which the result—according to the
Persian chroniclers — was that the Turks suffered defeat and were
pursued by the Persians into the neighbourhood of Baghdad, that their
commander was carried a prisoner to Tehran but afterwards released,
and that 'Abdur Eahman was reinstated in the government of his
districts. He agreed to hold them in future as a dependent of Persia ;
and, as a guarantee of good faith, he placed his son as a hostage in the
hands of the Persian Government.
Rapproche- Early in the spring of 1810 there was a movement, under British
ment between auB pi ceSj f 01 , a c i ose understanding between Turkey and Persia, and the
Porte were persuaded by the British Ambassador at Constantinople to
despatch a representative to the Persian Court. In the following
o
autumn the Turkish Envoy duly arrived in Persia; and, his work there
being completed, he returned to Constantinople at sometime in 1811.
In 1811 a disagreement occurred between the Prince Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). of
Kirmanshah and the Kurdish chief 'Abdur Kahman Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , who had
Turkey Tn ]ately instrumeiltal in setting up a new Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. at Baghdad, and
the Kurdistan 11 ow seemed anxious to repudiate his allegiance to Persia. The
result was a forward movement by Muhammad "'Ali Mirza, who took
temporary possession of Sulaimaniyah; and 'Abdur Rahman Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders.
made his submission,—not, however, in time to save the life of the
son whom he had given as a hostage to the Persians. A little later
'Abdullah, the new Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. of Baghdad, moved out against 'Abdur
Rahman and took Sulaimamyah; but the Persian Government were
induced by the British Ambassador at Tehran to stand neutral upon this
occasion. In the end the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. of Baghdad was persuaded to pay
a sum of money to the Shah under the name of compensation for the
expenses which Persia had incurred through intervention, or preparations
for intervention, in Kurdistan j and the Turkish troops were apparently
withdrawn from the country.
In 1821 fresh trouble arose from the protection by the Turkish
authorities at Erzeroum of two tribes which the governor of
Azarbarjan, then Abbas Mirza, the Crown Prince of Persia, claimed
Persia and
Turkey,
1810-11.
Renewed
trouble
between
frontier,
1811.
Perso-Tur-
kish war,
1821—1823.

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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)
Arrangement

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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