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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎36] (47/1262)

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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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'OMAN. B. The Portuguese and Persia in ''Oman, 1600-1624
{Continued in Period II, heading B.)
{i) Masqat still held by the Portuguese who had appeared there in
1507 . , ,
(fct) Capture by the Portuguese of Sohar 1616 and of Khor Fakkan
in 1624 .........
Etjle op thk Ya'aeibah, 1625-1744
A. Internal history of 'Oman^ from the rise of the Ya'aribah
to the expulsion of the Portuguese, 1625-1650
{Continued in heading C below,)
{i) Capital of 'Oman is Rustaq . .....
B. The Portuguese, Persia and England in ^Oman, 1625-1650
{Continued in heading D helow.)
{i) Gradual loss by Portuguese of their possessions in 'Oman and final
capture of Masqat by the Arabs in 1650 ....
C. Internal history of 5 Oman from the expulsion of the
Portuguese to the Persian invasion^ 1657-1736
{Continued in heading helow.)
{i) Development of 'Oman as a naval power, 1695-1715
(n) Rise of the Hinawi and Ghafiri factions, 1723-1728
D. The Portuguese, England and Persia in 'Oman, 1650-
1736. .
{Continued in Period III, headings C, D, E, and JP.)
{i) Series of naval engagements between the Portuguese and 'Oman
and capture by the latter of Mombasah ....
(n) Scheme for establishment of an English station at Masqat, 1659,
but Imam's consent not obtainable ....
{Hi) The Masqat pirates respect vessels of the East India Comnanv
up to 1704-1705 .... ...
{iv) Relations of Persia and 'Oman hostile owing to piracies of the
latter. Capture by 'Omanis of the islands near Bandar 'Abbas
about 720
E. Persian invasion and occupation of ^Oman^ 1737-1744
{Continued in Period III, heading A.)
{i) The Imam Saif-bin-Sultan II after defeat of his Baluch merce
naries invites the assistance of Nadir Shah against a tribal
rival • ' • • •
(«) Arrival of the Persinn expedition, 1737, capture of Masqat, and
siege of Sohar then held by Ahmad-bin-Sa'id, Al Bu Sa'id
(m) Death of the Imam and expulsion of the Persians in 1744 bv
V ^I? Im5m allcl thus b ^me the
Om n dynasty which still governs

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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' [‎36] (47/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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