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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎37] (48/1262)

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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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E eign of the I mam A hmad.bin- S a'id, 1744-1783 . 407 1744 —
A. Troubles due to the hostility [i) of the displaced Ya'arabi^
(n) of the Ghafiri, (m) of two of the Imam^s own
sons 407
{Continued in Period IV» heading A.)
(i) Loss of Mombasah to the Mazari tribe 410
B. Relations with North-Western ^Oman (i.e., the Musan-
dam peninsula), 1744-1783 410
{Continued in Period V, heading B.)
(i) Hostilities with the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. of Ras-al-Khaimah . . . 410
C. Relations with Persia, 1744-1783 410
{Continued in Period V, heading B)
(t) Hostilities with the Khan of Lar, with the Shaikh of Hurmuz
with the Ka^ab of Muhammareh, and Mir Mahanna of Rie-,
1753-1767 411
(n) Hostilities with Kanm Khan of Shiraz and claim by latter of the
tribute at one time paid by 'Oman to Nadir Shah . . . 411
D. Relations with Turkey, 1744-1783 413
{Continued in Period, V, heading B.)
{Hi) Naval assistance given to Turkey by 'Oman during attack by
Karim Khan on Basrah, 1775-1776 . . . . .4X3
E. delations with India, 1744-1783 414
{Continued in Period V, heading F (w).)
(i) Envoy of the Mughul Emperor visits Rustaq and concludes a
treaty with 'Oman, 1776-1800 414
{ii) Envoy is afterwards known as "Tipu Sultan's Wakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. " and his
residence as the Nawab An honorific title; an official acting as a provincial deputy ruler in South Asia; or a significant Muslim landowner in nineteenth century India. 's House " 414
F. Relations with European powers, 1744-1783 . . .414
{Continued in Period IV 3 heading C.)
(t) Relations with Britain ........ 414
(a) Relations friendly but Britain as far as possible always
neutral in the wars between 'Oman and Persia . . 414
{ii) Relations with France , . 416
{a) Relations (through French agents at Baghdad and the
Mauritius) friendly up to 1781 when breach occurred
owing to seizure of " Salih " . . . . . 4tl6
Gr. General administration of'Oman, 1744-1783 . . 416
{Continued in Period V, heading H.)

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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' [‎37] (48/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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