'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (553/1782)
The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.
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Nakhl and Hazam, though closely adjoining his capital, were in his
possession. Masqat, even, was partly held by his rebellious sons; and it
may be doubted whether his control over the rest of the country was at
all complete or effectual. In Africa the port of Mombasah, which had
belonged to his predecessors in the Imamate, was lost during his rei^n to
a family of the Mazari^ tribe.
Relations with North-Western 'Oman, 1744-83.
The political status, in the reign of the Imam Ahmad, of the promon
tory that divides the Gulf of 'Oman from that of Persia is somewhat
o s.ure. The o\eilordship of the Imam appears to have been at first
admitted, under compulsion, by the inhabitants of that region, but
according to one account, an advance against Soharby the Shaikh of Ras-
a -Ehaimah was among the earliest of the dangers which Ahmad-bin-
fea id had to encounter after his accession ; and, though the Qasimi chief
was on this occasion obliged to retire after a drawn battle at Bithnah in
Ham, the Inicim also lost credit by the engagement. In 1758
a combination having been formed against the Imam by Mnlla 'Ali
Shah of Hormuz and the Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah, a Masqat fleet
p cee e to Dibah, but did not, apparently, engage the enemy. In 1?()0
some vessels were sent by the Imam to Bandar 'Abbas to assist the Khan
o jar and the Bam Ma'in in an attack on the Arabs of Ras-al-Khaimah;
out no atteck was m the end made, the Khan being prevented by diffi-
cu ties with Kanm Khan, Vakil, of Shiraz from embarking on the
expedition. As will be seen later on, there was in 1773 an alliance
between the Imam of 'Oman and the Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah, directed
it;" IWnS i but ^ 1775 " ^ broken down and hostilities by
an had been resumed between the two Arab powers, and in 1780 there
was again warfare by sea. The attack by the northern chief Ibu-
■a ma probably Shaikh Saijar of Ras-al-Khaimah, one of whose
not7ced 0 abo™ named Rahmah - 0n Ku6te< l in 1783 ^ ^eady been
Relations with Persia, 1744-83.
the accpB ^ ^^4 invasion of 'Oman by the Persians took place, after
accession of Ahmad to the Imamate, was probably due less to the
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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.
Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .
Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:
- 'Chapter I. General History of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.
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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:
- Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
- Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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