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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2045] (562/1262)

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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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Relations of Persia with other States in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ,
In an earlier part of this chapter it appeared that there was in 1820
some difference between the opinions of the Shah of Persia and the Saiyid
of ; Oman regarding, the nature of the right by which the latter sover
eign then held possession of Bandar ''Abbas and its dependencies^ includ
ing Qishm ; and an account, from the''Omani point of view, of subse^
quent transactions between the two States relating to the districts in
question will be found in the chapter on the history of the ^Oman Sulta
nate. Here it will be enough to mention the features of the case which
were most important to the Persian Government.
The Perso-^Omani Treaty of 17th November 1856 marked a decided
strengthening of the position of Persia with reference to Bandar 'Abbas,
for it demolished the basis of any claim to independent sovereignty
which the Saiyid of 'Oman may have been inclined to cherish. The
Treaty did not clearly define the dependencies of Bandar 3 Abbas, but
it specified the districts of Shamil and Minab and the islands Qishm and
Hormuz as connected therewith, and laid down that the whole of these
must be considered as forming an integral part of the Persian province
of Ears. Numerous conditions were added to that of payment of
revenue, making it clear that the status and powers of the ruler of
'Oman at Bandar 'Abbas were henceforth not to differ from those of any
other fief-holder under the Persian Crown ; such conditions were liability
of the Governor of Bandar 'Abbas appointed by the ruler of 'Oman to
removal on a bare complaint from the Governor-General of Pars ; the
non-erection of new fortifications at Bandar 'Abbas town ; rendering of
high honours to the Governor-G eneral of Fars, should he visit Bandar
Abbas; the flying of the Persian flag on all occassions; the furnishing of
necessary assistance to Persian military expeditions j and the surrender of
^gitives from Persian jurisdiction to the Persian authorities.
It is noteworthy that in one of the ultimata presented by Britain
^Persia in 1856, before the Anglo-Persian war, the grant of a lease
^ Bandar J Abbas to the Saiyid of 'Oman figured among the British
demands; hut the matter found no place in the Treaty of Peace in 1857,
^ing then known to have been settled by direct negotiation between
0l % and Persia.
of the rulers
of 'Oman
with Bandar
Qishm, etc.,

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2045] (562/1262), 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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