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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2387] (904/1262)

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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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2387
160 a
and Alfonso Nur Din and Philippa Muradah, the latter a
woman, belonging to the same family, were converted to
Christianity.)
1623. After the loss of Hormuz by the Portuguese^ a Carmelite
convent was founded at Basrah by Father Basil de St.
V ran^is,* a Portuguese Carmelite, (under orders from the
Archbishop of Goa to attempt the conversion of the Sabians
of Basrah, a task that had previously been undertaken
without success by Father Matthew, an Englishman, and by
Father Nicholas de la Vega, who erected a house and chapel
at Basrah with the consent of the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. ).
1624. A Carmelite foundation came into existence at Shiraz under
Father Jean Thadee and Father Peter of St. Thomas ; and
in ^ the same year Gativanda, the mother of a Georgian
Prince, was, after an imprisonment lasting 11 years, cruelly
put to death at ShTraz for refusing to abjure Christianity.
1625. (The Carmelites of the Persian Mission and the Augustines of
Goa^ had each an establishment at Basrah and received
subsidies from the Turkish Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. ; there was some friction
between the two. On the 13th of April a church built by
the Carmelites was dedicated with much ceremony; the
Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. sent a guard of honour of 500 men, and himself
afterwards visited the building, where he gave a money
donation,)
1632. The first Latin Bishop of Isfahan received consecration, in the
person of Mgr. Jean Thadee, a Spanish Carmelite.
1638. The first Bishop of Babylon {i.e., of Baghdad) was appointed,
viz., Mgr. Bernard du Val, a French Carmelite.
1639. The traveller Tavernier arrived at Basrah bringing news of
the birth of Louis XIV, and the happy event was celebrated
by the Carmelite fathers there with religious observances
and rejoicings.
1662. There was printed at Rome a celebrated work by Father
Ignace de Jesus, Carmelite missionary at Basrah, entitled
Aarratio originis, rituum, et errorum Chnstianorum Sancti
Johannis, {i,e., of the Sabians).
1666. Father Ange de St, Joseph, a French Carmelite of Toulouse,
missionary to Shiraz and Basrah, became celebrated through
out the country for his skill in medicine, especially by his
successful cure of a severe wound sustained by a Persian
General, ^Ali, in the defence of Basrah against the Turks.
In recognition of his services the Persian Governor of
Aocording to Manuel de Faria j Sousa, however, the founders were Father
ohn de los Santos and Joseph, of the Presentation; the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. gave them power
^er all the Christians, Chaldaeans, Nestorians, and Jews; and many Chaldaeans
were baptised. Basrah was after this the chief religious station of the" Portuguese ;
jnd their success, for a time, in converting even Muhammadans was such as to cause
onsternation among the Qadhis. Father Basil, who apparently succeeded the
iginal founders, had much success among the Sabians, and was able, after only six
onths study, to preach in Persian, Arabic, and Turkish.

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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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