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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1629] (146/1262)

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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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subjugating' them and obliging them to pay revenue; but difficulties
in other and more important quarters prevented his remaining long in
the country; and he withdrew after receiving a small sum as tribute.
Difficulties between the Ka'ab and the Turkish Government, and
first two Anglo-Turkish expeditions against the tribe, 1758-63.
The very partial success of Karim Khan against the Ka'ab in 1757
only rendered Shaikh Salman more confident and aggressive than
before; and the fact that in the very next year he built his first
Gallivat seems to show that the advantage of possessing a maritime
force had been somehow brought home to his mind by the Persian
expedition against him.
In 1761 the Turks, following the example of the Persians, embarked
on operations against the Ka'ab and achieved, with British assistance, a
temporary success; but in 176^ the Ka'ab blockaded Basrah by water,
and in 1763 they invaded the Turkish districts on the western side of
the Shatt-al-^Arab. A second Anglo-Turkish expedition against the Ka'ab
followed: it also was inconclusive. The events here shortly referred
to are more fully described in the history of Turkish ^Iraq, to which
they properly belong.
Hostilities between the Ka^ab on the one side and the Turks and
the British on the other were renewed in 1765, but not until a second
attempt at reducing the tribe had been made by Karim Khan.
Second expedition of Karim Khan against the Ka'ab, 1765.
At the beginning of May 1765, Karim Khan was encamped at
Qubban in ^Arabistan with a large force and had requested the co-opera-
*The chief authorities for the Zand period (1763 —1795) in 'Arahistan are Mr> J.
A. Saldanha's Selections from State Papers ) Homhay, 1600—1800, and Niebuhr's
Voyage on Arabic, 1776, mentioned in the footnote to the title of Chapter Eleventh.

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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' [‎1629] (146/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 29 November 2023]

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