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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎11] (22/1262)

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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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(x. Grrowth of the Dutch power in the Gulf, J 628-1653
{Continued in Period IV 3 heading G.)
(i) War declared between England and Holland in 1652
H. History of the East India Company ....
(Continued in Period IV, heading B.)
(i) Competition of " Courten's Association " (" The Assada Merchants)'
with the East India Company, 1636-1650
T. Trade of the East India Company, 1628-1653
{Continued in Period IV, heading J.)
Peom the "Fikst" War between the English
and the Dutch in 1663 to the Intasion op
Persia by the Afghans in 1722
A. Events in Europe, 1653-1722
{Continued in Period V, heading A,)
(t) First war between the English and the Dutch, 165^-1654 .
(a) £85,000 damages paid by Dutchi Company to English
East India Company. . . . .. ♦
(ii) Foundation of French East India Company, 1664
(in) Second war between the English and the Dutch, 1665-1667 .
(iv) War between England, Holland and France, 1672-1678, and inde
pendence of the Dutch secured by "Peace of Mmeguen^ in
(t)) War between England/Holland and France, 1688-1697, and rf Peace
of Ryswick " in 1697 .......
{vi) War between England and France, 1702-1713, and " Peace of
Utrecht *' in 1713
B. History of the East India Company .....
(i) The " Merchant Adventurers, ,, 1654-1657 .....
(n) Formation in 1698 of a " New East India Company " known as the
" English Company " .......
{Hi) Struggle between the " English 33 company and the old East India
Company now known as the " London 33 Company
{iv) Union of the two companies, 1708 ......
C. Events in India, ] 653-1722 .
{Continued in Period V, heading A.)
D. Events in Turkey, 1653-1722
{Continued in Period V, heading B.)
E. Eveuts in Persia, 1653-1722 ......
{Continued in Period V, heading B.)
{i) Reign of Shah Sulaiman, 1666-1694(. . . . •
{ii) Reign of Shah Husain, 1694-1722, and virtual end of the Safavi
{Hi) Invasion of Persia by the Afghans under Mahmud and abdication of
Shah Husain in his favour
40 PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
period iii.
period IV.

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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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