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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1630] (147/1262)

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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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tion o£ the Turks against the Ka'ab; which was readily promised but
could not be immediately afforded.
Escape o£ the In consequence of the unpreparedness of the Turks, Shaikh Salman,
K a ' a b across w bo now possessed a fleet of 10 or 12 war Gallivats besides some
the fehatt-al- r - m i
'Arab. 70 trading Danaks, had no difficulty m eluding Kanm Khan by crossing
one stream or back-water after another ; and ultimately he found safety
in Ottoman territory on the western bank of the Shatt-al- Arab. The
Vakil 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. , disgusted by the non-arrival of his allies, abandoned the campaign
just at the moment when the Turks had completed their preparations
and were on the point of starting from Basrah ; and about the middle
of May he apparently broke up his force, sending a part of it to join in
the operations which were then being commenced by his general Amir
Kuhneh Khan against Mir Mahanna, the piratical chief of Rig.
Destruction Karlm Khan had however been able, besides destroying Doraq^
tL^slbleh which he found deserted, to inflict a very serious and permanent injury
dam. upon the rebellious tribe. The lands of Qubban, the original capital of
the Ka'ab in ' Arabistan, seem from a recent examination of the ground
to have been watered by two canals or streams from the Karun, of
which one left the river by the Marid creek and fell into Khor Qanaqeh
near Qubban, while the other, known as the Salmaneh or Salmaniyeh
possibly from the name of Shaikh Salman himself, had its head near an
island similarly named. The supply of water in the former was de
pendent on a masonry dam, of which the remains are still visible close to
the entrance of the Marid creek. Opposite to Marid, on the right bank
of the Karun, was another Ka'ab settlement, Sableh or Sableh, by which
name the dam was commonly called. Karim Khan, in the course of
his operations, demolished the Sableh dam, thereby greatly impairing the
prosperity of Qubban ; and it seems probable that the Sableh settlement
also, of which nothing is heard in the later history of the Ka'ab tribe,
was annihilated on the same occasion. It is probable that the transfer
of the Ka^ab capital from Qubban to Fallahiyeh took place at this time.
Third Anglo-Turkish expedition against the Ka'ab and depredation
of the tribe upon British shipping, 1765.
Third Anglo. The Turks, as related in the history of Turkish ^Iraq, had now
pedition, * secured British aid at Basrah and were unwilling to abandon, merely

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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' [‎1630] (147/1262), 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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