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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2701] (1218/1262)

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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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i.—published books and articles,
Place, date, etc.,
1. Ainsworth (W. F.)
London, 1838
Researches in Assyria, Babylonia
and Chaldea.
2. Ditto
London, 1844
Travels in the track of the Ten
Thousand Greeks.
3. Ditto
L ondon, 1S44
Ditto ditto.
4. Ditto
A Personal Narrative of the Euphra
tes Expedition.
5. Ditto •
London, 1890
The River Karun.
6. Aitchison (Sir C.
Calcutta, 1892 .
A Collection of Treaties, Engage
ments and Sanads relating to India
and Neighbouring Countries (Vo
lumes IX to XI, 3rd edition).
7. Albuquerque (A) .
See Birch.
8. Alexander (Lieu
tenant J. E.)
London, 1827 .
Travels from India to England.
9. 'Ali Bey
London, 1816
Travels of 'Ali Bey (Volume II).
10. Allemann (E.)
Le Tour du
Monde Febru
ary 1901.
Mascate (2 parts).
11. Amedroz (H. F.) .
J. R. A. S. 1901.
Three Years of Buwaihid Rale in
Baghdad (2 parts).
12. Ditto
J. R. A. S., 1902
Three Arabic MSS. on the History
of the City of Mayyafariqin.
13. Andrew (W, P.) .
Memoir on the Euphrates Valley
Route to India.
14 Ditto Sir (W. P.)
London, 1882
The Euphrates Valley Route to India.
15. Avril (A.d*)
Paris, 1868
L'Arabie contemporaine.
16. Azuri (Najib)
Le reveil de la nation arabe dans
I'Asie turque.
17. Badger (Rev, G.
Loudon, 1870
History of the Imams and Seyyids of
'Oman (Hakluyt Society).
(See also Miles and Palgrave.)
18. Barre (P.) .
Revue de Georjra
phie, 1903.
- L*Arabic (2 parts).
19. Batuta (Ibn)
(Travels of, translated by S. Lee.)

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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)

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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2701] (1218/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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