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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2061] (578/1262)

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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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j 1873 it being then still subject to the Government of Behhehan,
• 'es were committed by an ex-ruler of the town upon Persian boats^
the master of one of which was murdered. The services of a British
vessel were offered to the Persian authorities, but were not accepted;
au d the pirate seems to have escaped the penalty of his misdeeds. In
1879-80 there were disturbances at Dilam due to the supersession of
Khan Mi, the Zabit or tribal ruler recognised by the Persian Government,
in favour of Abdullah Khan ; a new nominee. In December 1892
Ja 'far Khan, then Zabit of Dilam, was declared by the Persian authorities
to be evading payment of revenue, and a detachment of 30 soldiers was
sent to arrest him; but the people of the place rose in arms in defence of
their chief, and the detachment was defeated. Later, however, Ja ; far
Khan was removed and the Zabit of Bishehr installed in his place.
In 1878-79 there was trouble at Rig, consequent on the replacement History of
of one Zabit by another. In 1892-93 hostilities took place between j^d, Eud-
Khan Mi Khan, ruler of Rig, and Muhammad Khan, ruler of Angali, hilleh^a-nd
who then held the Rud-hilleh district also in farm. Both Khans were 1872-96.
discontented with the Persian Government, who played them off against
each other; but the death of the Angali chief, who was killed in a blood-
feud, produced a temporary lull. In 1893, however. Khan 'Ali Khan,
having made his peace with the Persian Government, took the villages
of the Angali in farm; but the resistance of the inhabitants to his rule
was not overcome until a gun had been sent to his assistance by the
Persian authorities at Bushehr.
Dashtistan was not distinguished bv greater tranquillity from the History of
^ n/r i itt xri. - Dasntistan,
other districts adjacent to Bushehr. In 1878 Muhammad Hasan Knan 1872-96.
of Burazjan was a prisoner at Shiraz, where one of his sons had been
put to death. In April 1886 there were serious disturbances at Burazjan.
In 1889, when Prince Nauzar Mirza relinquished the government of
Dashtistan, to which he had been appointed in 1887, he was succeeded
by Sartip Muhammad Hasan Khan; the district was at the time
distracted, except the town of Burazjan and its dependencies, by feuds
between local chiefs. In 1895 an attempt was made by the Persian
authorities to pacify the district by placing a particular chief in universal
control; but the change was resisted by a competitor, Ahmad Khan,
who shot his favoured rival dead. Under orders from Tehran a punitive
force with one small naval gun was then sent against Ahmad Khan; but
tbe rebel was joined by contingents from the neighbouring districts of
Shabankareh and Tangistan; and reinforcements had to be sent from
Bushehr to the Persian force. The final result was the recognition of

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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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