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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1859] (376/1262)

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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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The mission of MM. Bruguiere and Olivier^ who were sent by the
French Government to the Persian Court in 1796^ is fully noticed in the
chapter on the general history of the Gulf.
The Russians had now begun to advance, in considerable stren^tli,
upon the northern frontier of Persia ; and on the 20t]r September 1796
Agha Muhammad Khan arrived at Tehran from Mashhad to make
dispositions for meeting their threatened attack. The danger of: invasion
was removed for the time, however, by the death of Catherine of Russia
on the 9th of November 1796 ; and in the early spring of 1797, encour
aged by the Russian retirement Agha Muhammad Khan undertook a
second invasion of Georgia. But his mind was now deranged, or in a
state bordering on derangement; and in the course in the campaign he
was murdered 6y two domestic servants whom he had sentenced to
death for a paltry offence, and had allowed to remain, while awaiting
their doom in attendance upon his person,
History of the Persian Coast, 1795—97.
During the reign of Agha Muhammad Khan over Persia, the districts
of the Persian Coast were not the scene of any incident worthy of
remark in connection either with foreign policy or with internal affairs,
Under Fat-h ■'Ali Shah, the successor of Agha Muhammad Khun,
^eisia entered a wider political circle than that in which she jhad been
g, . ■^ 0 P r i nc ipal authorities for the general history of Persia under Fat-h 'Ali
Sir* R 16 ^ s * or y 0 f Persia, by Sir J. Malcolm, ] 815 ; Dynasty of the Kajars, by
8k th ydges, 1833 ; mstor 2/ of Persia, by Mr.E. G. Watson, 1866 ; General
VmiaV 116 Eist0ry of :Persia > by Mr. C. R. Markham, 1874 and Lord Curzon's
betwT' "R^** are ^ful chiefly with reference to the political relations
Russia 11 nd^ n ? ^e^S " a, i nvo ^ v i n S to some extent those of the latter country with
jp e y ' ^ "^^banistan ; Journey through Persia and Second Journey through
H J ^ an< ^ ^ ^ r * ' ■^ or i er > Mission to the Court of Persia, by
Qones ' ry ^ es ' an d History of the War in Afghanistan ?>&& Life and
Mr j ^ LCe ^ eu t enan t m Qeneral Sir John Malcolm, 1851 and 1856, by
aye. ]^ r . j # Talboys "Wheeler's Memorandum on Peisian Affairs, 1871,
127 4

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1859] (376/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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