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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎64] (75/1262)

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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. Seizure of Bahrain by the Imam of ^Oman, 171 B
(i) 'Omani occupation of short duration only .
c. The Huwaiah Arabs predominant in the island at the
middle of the 18th century
D. Annexation of Bahrain to Persia, about 1753
E. British views in regard to Bahrain, 1602-1783 .
(i) Bahrain contemplated or suggested as head-quarters of the East
India Company in 1700, 1751 and 1752
(n) Dutch suspected of wishing to occupy Bahrain, 1753
F. Expulsion of the Persians by the Arab Shaikhs of the tub,
(i) Munamah was actually seized by the 'Utub of Kuwait who were
joined afterwards by ^Utub from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and Ruwais and
contingents from ten other Qatar tribes .....
F rom foundation of the B ahrain S haikhdom
in 1783 to third and last attack on B ahrain
by 'O man and conclusion of peace with
latter, 1829
A. Establishment of the'A1 Khalifah dynasty as Shaikhs of
Bahrain, 1783 . . . . * .
{i) Succession of the Jalahimah section under the sons of Jabir chief of
whom was Rahmah, 1783 .....
(n) Abortive attempts of Persia to regain Bahrain, 1783-1785
(m) The HJtub threatened by 'Oman make overtures;to Shaikh Nasir of
Bushehr, to whom they pay some revenue, 1799
(a) The 'Utub appear to have informed Persians on this occasion
that Bahrain had belonged to the Turks some 70 years
previously. This statement incorrect, Turks had tempo-
ranly occupied Bahrain in 1559 and were expelled by the
(iv) First invasion and occupation of Bahrain by 'Oman in 1800 and 1802
B. Extension of Wahhabi influence over Bahrain, 1803-1811
(t) Wahhabi 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. placed in charge of administration of Bahrain, Hasa
and Qatar and tribute paid through him, 1810-1811.
(n) Bahrain freed from the Wahhabis by ruler of Masqat, 1811, and
alliance with latter, 1811-1813
(in) ^ew combinations formed 1816, Bahrain being in alliance with the
Wahhabis and 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. against 'Oman and Rahmah-bin-Jabir
or the Jalahimah of Qatar .
{iv) Second (but unsuccessful) attack on Bahrain by Oman, 1816

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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' [‎64] (75/1262), 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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