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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2363] (880/1262)

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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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2363
Holy place.
Particular place of burial.*
Amount of cliarge
(in Turkish gold
piastres).
Amount of charge (in
English money).
£ s. d.
Karbala.
Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. -al-Aimau.
30
0 6 0
Kadhimain.
Ruwaq.
200
1 16 0
Do.
Iwan Dhahab.
100
0 18 0
Do.
Hijrat-as-Sahn.
21
0 3 9
Do.
Ardh-as-Sahu.
21
0 3 9
SSmarrah.
Euwaq.
70
0 12 7
Do.
Hijrat-as-Sahn.
40
0 7 2
Do.
Ardh-as-Sahn.
40
0 7 2
Do.
Tarmah.
40
0 7 2
The revenue of the Turkish Government in ^Iraq from all the sources Revenue of
described above was officially estimated at 6,009 Lirahs or £4^807 in the Turkish
1889 and at 11^554 Lirahs or £9,243 in 1890; it is not, therefore, very ^,°^ rnmeIlt
considerable. These figures do not appear, however, to include the pii 0 g r i ma ges
amounts collected by the Turkish Consulate at Kirmanshah. an ^ burials.
The Shi'ah Mujtahids of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. region.
The term Mujtahid f was orginally applied, throughout all branches Muj tabids
of Islam, to a Muhammadan divine who had attained to the highest and^Shi'ah ^
eminence in his profession. The founder of the four principal schools of Mu j ta hids
the Sunnis were known as Mujtahids ; but at the present day the term geneia *
is in use only among the Shi^ahs, whose ecclesiastical leaders are still
called by this name. The modern Shi''ah Mujtahid combines in himself
several functions; he is a lecturer on Muhammadan theology and Jaw,
a judge of ecclesiastical suits—that is of nearly all civil causes—,
and a registrar of wills and other documents* The ascendancy of the
Mujtahids over Persianslof all classesj is very remarkable; among Shi'ahs
their word is law; they disburse large sums received from their
co-religionists for sacred and charitable purposes; and in Persia, and even
means
Portico Iwan Dhahab » o)«
In this column Ruwaq
means "Golden Vestibule" Hijrat-as-Sahn c; r S r^ J l 8;^ means "Chamberin the
Courtyard" and Ardh-as-Shau mean® "Ground of the Courtyard"
these are all apparently within the precincts of the shrines. Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. -as-Salam, Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. -al-
Aiman and ^armah are the cemeteries already mentioned in the text,
t A Mujtahid is literally a striverj sc. after scholarship. Ihe degree
Hself is called litihad . i i i
I Since these Words were written the importance of Mujtabids in the general
opinion has greatly declined. This appears to be a result of constitutionalism in
Persia (1912).

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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)
Arrangement

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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