'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (599/1782)
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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and in September, with assintance from the Shaikh of Dibai, Sa'id
himself eommenced a short but successful campaign against Qais.
Khaburah was taken after a two days' bombardment; Sultan-bin-Saqar,
the Qasimi Shaikh, was detached from the cause of the enemv; Shinas
fell; and Qais surrendered. The settlement which followed trans
ferred Sohar to Saiyid Sa'id, but it left llustaq and Hibi in the posses
sion of Qais, to whom also a subsidy of ^200 a month was granted: thus
came to an end the separate Sohar principality, or what by the British
authorities had been treated as such when, in the year 1849, they con
cluded with its chief an anti-slavery treaty. Sa'id was now master of
the whole sea coast, and his reputation in ^Oman stood hig-her than ever
before,—a result to which his judicious political arrangements had
contributed no less thau the success of his military operations.
During* the last visit of Sa^id to Zanzibar, 'Oman seems, apart from
the inevitable turmoil caused by a return of the Wahhabis upon the f-tage,
to have remained fairly quiet.
Aggressions of the Wahhabis and Egyptians, 1829-56.
The dangers which threatened 'Oman from the side of Najd during
the later part of Sa^id^s reign are so little connected with the course of
local affairs just related as to be capable of separate consideration; their
appearance and disappearance were regulated chiefly by the crises
through which the Wahhabi kingdom itself passed during this period.
By 1830 the power of the Wahhabis, temporarily crushed at its centre
in 18 J 8, had revived to a considerable extent in Eastern Arabia ; and
in 1833 their pressure was felt once more on the frontiers of J Onian.
The British Government in India, who admitted no responsibility for
the defence of the Saiyid's dominions by land, having approved his
intention of entering into a friendly understanding with the Wahhabi
Amir, a compact was formed between the Saiyid and the Wahhabis under
which the limits of direct government of the contracting powers were
defined and Sa id undertook to pay <§5,000 a year as Zakat to the ruler of
Najd. A further stipulation by which each party was bound to assist in
suppressing rebellion in the dominions of the other was deemed imprudent
by the British authorities, especially in view of the hostile relations
exibting between the Wahhabis and the Pasha of Egypt; but Sa^id assured
them that the observance of this article would be regulated, on his part,
by a stiict regard for the wishes of the British Government. Thearrange-
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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