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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2362] (879/1262)

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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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Fiscal and other arrangements of the Persun and Turkish
Governments in connection with Shi'ah pilgrimages and burials.
„ p„ rKian riilsrims by land to the holy places are Squired by the
fmportation Persian Government, if they travel mounted, to obtain P^mn paeeporte
of bodies. at a cosf of 20 Qrans, or about 6«. M. each, and these are vised at the
Turkish Consulate at Kirmanshah on payment of 20 goW pjastreB O
1 A O n j -nilcrrim^ on foot, also all women and children, are
exempt^ from the operation of the passport sy^ 6 " 1 - A
ij • l v /vn+'i ® 10 /7 ner liead is collected by the officiaiis
of tie CS Department of Public Health from pilgri— ■™««S
Peraian. te burial in MM
subiectsi Many corpses are smuggled into Iraq by u ^
to ivoid payment of the Turkish dues ; and
by the Turkish authorities as a precaution against fra y
of two bodies in one coffin. The introduction of the
where epidemic diseases prevail i s from time to tim
Porte, and after 1897 the importation of hod^ fiom lncha fi
prohibited on account of the prevalence of bubonic plague
Pees on the In addition to the fees le v ie d on the^^^g^g^for their bnriai
inhumation special charges are made by the Tru cemeteries. The
of bodies. ^ tlie p r ecints of the shrines and m consecrated cemeter
following is a table showing the scale of these charges .
* In this column Ruwaq means rurucu , xyy» u ^ p, * ^ in the
means "Golden VestibuleHijrat-as-Sabn { ^\ ^ T?WWrtvard Vh 086
Courtyard" and Ardh-as-Saban means " Ground o e g ,_ m ^adi*^'
— apparently witbin tbe precincts of the shrines. L
and Tarmah are the cemeteries already mentioned in tue text.
are all
Aim an

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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' [‎2362] (879/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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