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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎61] (72/1262)

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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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B. Affairs during ascendency of Rahmah-bin-Jabir in Qatar
1783-1816 .
(i) Settlement in 1783 of Rahmah-bin-Jabir of the Jalahimah section
at Khor Hassan and his rise to chief power in Qatar
(u) British attitude towards Rahmah .
(in) Predominance of the Wahhabis with whom Rahmah allies himself
(iv) Expulsion of the Wahhabis from Qatar in'ISll, destruction of
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and transfer by Rahmah of his head-quarters from Qatar
to Dammam on the coast of Hasa .....
C. Proceedings of Rahinah^ 1816-1820
(t) Rahmah deserts the Wahhabis by whom his fort at Dammam is
destroyed in 1816. Rahmah migrates to Bushehr but returns to
Dammam in 1818. His policy is mainly dictated by intense
hostility to the A1 Khalifah section of Bahrain
D. British relations, 1821-1828
(i) Destruction of Dohah (Bida") by the British, 1821
(n) Dohah in 1823 admittedly a dependency of Bahrain but administered
by the A1 Bu 'Ainain .......
E. General History from 1823 up to evacuation of Hasa by
the Egyptians in 1840
(i) Shaikh of Bahrain destroys fort at Dohah and removes the A1 Bu
'Ainain to Ruwais and Fuwairat, 1828, .....
(u) A section of the Bani Yas of Abu Dhabi emigrate in 1836 to
^Odaid; see also page 766 .....
(w) British action in 1836, in connection with piracies against Qatar and
undertaking imposed on headmen of Dohah, Wakrak, and 'Odaid
P. General History from 1840 up to attack of Qatar by the
Shaikhs of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in 1867 and the
occupation of Dohah by the Turks in 1871
(i) Bombardment of Dohah by the British in 1841 ....
(tV) Affairs in Qatar during the civil war in Bahrain, 1840-1849 .
(in) Political position in Qatar, 1866-1867 .....
(a) Shaikh of Bahrain, subject as regards Qatar to the
Wahhabis, but independent as regards Bahrain .
(iv) Destruction of Dohah and Wakrah by the Shaikhs of Bahrain and
Abu Dhabi, 1867 •*...,
(i)) British punitive action, and agreement of 12th September 1868, with
the A1 Thani Shaikh, then the most influential in Qatar. Nothing
known of the family's rise to power. They belong to the 'Al-bin-
'Ali tribe .
(vt) Agreement in^respect of tribute to Bahrain which in future is to be
paid through Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. .......
Pjeriod from Turkish occupation op Dohah ro
rebellion against the turks, 1871-1893
A. General History, 1871-1893 .....
{Continued in heading JH lelow.)
(i) Occupation of Dohah by the Turks, 1871-1872 . ,

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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:

Extent and format
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' [‎61] (72/1262), 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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