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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎83] (94/1262)

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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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(it) Rebellion of 'Abdulah-bin-Thanniyan and expulsion of the Amir
(m) Relations with Trucial ^Oman, 1840-1842 .
{iv) Relations with Britain, 1840-1842 ......
{a) Lieutenant Jopp's mission to Hofuf, 1841
B. Rule of 'Abdullah-bin-Thanayian, 1842-1843
(i) Return of the ex-Amir Faisal and surrender of 'Abdullah, 1843
(n) Relations with Bahrain, 1842-1843 ......
(m) Relations with Trucial 'Oman, 1842-1843 .....
{iv) Relations with British, 1842-1843
C. Rule of Faisal-bin-Turki (Second Reign), 1843-1865
(i) General and Internal history, 1843-1865 .....
(ii) Relations with Turkey and Egypt ......
(a) Turks considered Amir to be Qaim-Maqam of Kajd and he
was not averse to admit dependence on the Porte when
it suited him, 1855, 1860, and 1862
{iii) Relations with Jabal Shammar, 1843-1865
(i'v) Relations with Kuwait, 1843-1865 . « . . •
{v) Relations with Bahrain, 1843-1865 .....
(a) Hostilities with Bahrain and agreement by latter to pa)
Zakat .......
(5) Various attempts to invade Bahrain frustrated by Britis]
action . . . .
{vi) Relations with Trucial 'Oman, 1843-1865 ....
(a) Activity of the Wahhabis at Baraimi and on the coast
(vii) Relations with 'Oman, 1843-1865 .....
(a) Aggressions on 'Oman, 1845, 1853, and 1865
(J) 'Oman compelled to pay tribute ....
{vxii) Relations with British, 1843-1865 .....
(a) British policy as regards Wahhabi action in 'Oman
Trucial 'Oman and Bahrain
(5) Colonel Felly's journey to Riyadh, 1865
(c) Amir requests that his maritime interests on the Persian
Coast might be protected by the 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.
{ix) Relations with France, 1843-1865 .....
D. Rule of ^ Abdullah-bin-Faisal (First Reign), 1865-1871
(i) Internal position at 'Abdullah's accession, 1865 . . .
(n) Rupture with British Government, 1865-1866
(a) Peace arranged 21st April 1866. Wahhabis agree no
to interfere with Arab Chiefs in alliance with Britain
especially 'Oman, beyond levy of customary tribute
(iii) Relations with the Turks, 1866 .....
(a) Wahhabi mission to Baghdad to complain of British action
on the Wahhabi seaboard, 1866
<^105 N AJD.
1106 PERIOD V.
U06 1840 —1871.

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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' [‎83] (94/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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