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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2063] (580/1262)

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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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Chiru, and by Muhammad-bin-Hasan, Shaikh of Charak, he undertook
an expedition against ^Abdullah-bm-Muhammad, the Hamadi Shaikh
of Kalat, whose village of Marbakh the allies were successful in
plundering, besides killing 17 men of the Hamadis. In July the
Qavvam -ul-Mulk, then Governor of Lar, sent 200 Sarbaz and 700
irregulars with one gun against Shaikh Mazkur ostensibly to punish him
for this outrage ; but the force was surprised and defeated by the Shaikh
and his adherents. In February 1879 the Qavvam-ul-Mulk in person
arrived in Shibkuh with troops, but apparently effected nothing. At
length in May 1880, after prolonged petty warfare. Shaikh Mazkur,
who had shut himself up in a fort called Surkh, fell into the hands of
the Persians. Lured out by treachery, he was forced, though sorely
wounded, to ride post in fetters to Shiraz, where ominous preparations
were made to put him to a cruel death immediately on arrival. The
presence of some European spectators in the throng seems to have
served so far to mitigate the form of punishment that the Shaikh was
simply strangled at the foot of the scaffold, and the corpse gibbeted on
a gallows over which was inscribed an ironical legend.A few of his
followers were put to death at the same time; but one of his sons,
Hasan, escaped to Bahrain with other members of the family. Shaikh
Mazkur ; s fate excited much commiseration, for it was generally believed
that his cruel punishment was due less to his raid on the Hamadis than
to his failure to make good promises of enhanced revenue which he had
rashly given to the Persian authorities. One Muhammed Ibrahim Baig
was set up in his place, and Shibkuh remained undisturbed for some time
after his death. In April 1883 considerable excitement was caused by
the return from Bahrain of Hasan, the son of Shaikh Mazkur, who landed
at Tahiri; but, on troops being sent against him, he disappeared.
It may be noted that in 1878 or 1879 Shaikh Muhammad-bin-Hasan,
the ally of Shaikh Mazkur, was removed from the Government of
Charak in favour of a certain ^Abdullah-bin-Musabbah, and fled to the
island of Quais.
In 1895 trouble occurred at the Tahiri, where Shaikh Ibrahim, the
Zabit or official recognised tribal governor, resisted displacement by the
Persian authorities to make room for a new nominee; and a considerable
force had to be sent to the spot to effect his expulsion.
In October 1874 a charge took place in the Government of Lingeh, History
which at this time was still a tribally administered Arab principality, in i8?l-90.
consequence of the death of the Shaikh, Khallfah-bin-Sa'id,

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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' [‎2063] (580/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 June 2024]

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