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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1776] (293/1262)

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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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chapter xi
The history down to tlie year 1763 of what is styled throughout
Gazetteer " the Persian Coast, and Islands^ that is of the whole southern
coast of Persia except so much as is included in ^Arabistan or Makran,
this has been given in the chapter on the general history of the Gulf; but
from 1763 onwards^ for reasons which are there explained, it is necessary
to deal separately with the history of the Persian Coast; and the
present chapter is added chiefly with that purpose. The general
affairs of the Persian kingdom after 1763, however, in so far as they
call for notice, will also be treated of in this chapter, as finding in it a
more appropriate place than in the histories of the outlying Persian
provinces of ^Arabistan and Makran.
Internal ad- The earlier stages of Karlm Khan's rise to supreme power in
(^KarirQ 10 Persia have been described elsewhere ; and the rest of his career was,
^ § ' n ' * The chief official source of informatiou for the Zand period (1763-95) on the
Persian Coast is Mr. J. A. Saldanha's Selections from State Fapers^ Bombay, regard
ing the East India Company*s connection with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , with a Summary of
Events, 1600'1800, published in 1905, which covers the entire period. The other
principal authorities are these : Niebuhr's Voyage en Arahie, 1776 j Observations ndi
on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, 1790^7 Ensign W. Franckliu, who resided for
some time at Shiraz in 1787 ; Dynasty of the Kajars, 1833, and Account of the
Transactions of His Majesty's Mission to the Court of Persia, 1834, by Sir H. ^
Brydges, who, as Mr. H. Jones of the Basrah 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. visited Shiraz in 1787, and
again in 1791, and had close relations with a number of the leading men; Voym
dans VEmpire Othoman, VEgypte et la Perse, 1801-07, by Mr. M. G. A. 01i7i er »
who visited Tehran in 1796 as a French political emissary ; and Tour to SheerM
by Mr. E. S. Waring, who visited Shiraz and passed some time there in 1803. ^
Olivier and Mr. Waring both made a special study of the recent history of Persia.
For events in Persia generally the reader may refer to Malcolm's History of
Persia, 1815.

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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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