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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2521] (1038/1262)

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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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was assumed that sparseness of population^ comparative infrequency of in
tercourse, and the existence of deserts and other physical obstacles would
contribute to make precautions taken in those regions particularly effica
cious. Rigorous quarantine against arrivals from an infected locality
was to be restricted to a period of 10 days after entering the lazaret, and,
in the case of ships fulfilling certain conditions, the days of the voyage
up to a maximum of 9 might be reckoned days of quarantine.
The question of direct communication between the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and Recommend-
India appears to have been overlooked ; and the Conference, treating that ^ 10 ^ Q a
sea only as a route by which cholera might pass from Persia into Turkish
'Iraq, was content to prescribe that arrivals in ^Iraq from the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Gulf,
should be closely supervised at Fao and Basrah, while suspicious arrivals
should be subjected to suitable quarantine. A recommendation was however
added that all vessels sailing in the Gulf should be provided with bills
of health.
The various countries adhering to the Convention proceeded to bring
their legislation into harmony with its terms j and the Turkish Regie-
ment Quarantenaire of 1867 continues to be, in substance, the law of
the Ottoman Empire in sanitary matters at the present day.
The fifth epidemic of cliolera in Europe, 1869-74.
Not long after the Constantinople Conference Europe was affected
by a fresh visitation of cholera, the fifth of the series. The disease
entered Europe via Persia and Russia; but whether Persia^ had been
infected from India across Afghanistan or from Turkish Iraq, which
cholera had recently invaded both from the Mediterranean and from the
Persian Grulfj or whether two soparate streams of infection converged in
Persia, cannot be determined. This epidemic did not become general in
the west; bnt severe outbreaks took place in Europe, among which was
one at Munich in 1873.
Cholera epidemic in Arabia and Persia, 1871.
About the same time the conclusions of the Conference of 1866 as
to the virtual impassability of deserts (or tracts which they assumed to
be such) by cholera were partially invalidated by the diffusion of the
disease in 1871 from Najaf across Arabia to the Red Sea coast, it
reached Hail in June, Madinah in September, and Makkah m October
of the same year. This Arabian epidemic seems to have started fiom
Bushehr in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , where it appeared m February 1871, and
whence, besides spreading to Turkish Iraq, it was carried ^ Kuwait to
Bahrain, and to the pearl fleets at sea, Kuwait being apparently the
point from which it penetrated to Hail*

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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)
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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