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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2] (15/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.

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Under stich a system it follows necessarily that a topic of considerable
prominence during one period may have no sequel in the period immedi
ately following though it may possibly be ; and often i^ contmui 1 in a
later one.
In order therefore to enable the reader to follow up the thread of any
one particular subject a " detailed table of contents " has been prepared
on the following lines.
The various periods" in each chapter have been given a number.
Each period has again been sub-divided into subject head^gs " each of
which has been lettered.
When any particular subject is continued in a later period an entry
to that effect in italics immediately below the "subject heading" con
cerned has been made, giving the number of the period " and the letter
of the a subject heading" in which the continuation will be found.
It should be noted however that though the above system has been
found capable of application in the majority of chapters and periods,
instances occur throughout the volume in which special subjects (especi
ally ikitisli policy and relations) are so inextricably woven into the
general history of the State under review that no definite sub-division of
its " periods" into "subject headings ;; is possible and in sucli cases the
sequel to a particular subject can only be traced by a careful perusal of
the general text.
In addition to the twelve chapters referred to above Volume I
includes a number of Appendices, also written by the late Mr. Lorimcr
dealing separately with subjects of special importance or interest in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region, and also a series of genealogical trees of the
ruling families of States in the same area.
A table of chapters, annexures, appendices and genealogical trees
will be found at page 5 and the a detailed table of contents" at
page 9.
For convenience of binding Volume I has been divided into three
parts.
Part I consists of the first nine chapters, i .e., the General History
of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region, the Histories of 'Oman, of the Arab States
on the western shores of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , of Central Arabia and of
1 urkish Iraq, in fact of what may conveniently be termed the " Arabian "
portion of the Volume.
Part II consists of the remaining three chapters, i .e., of the Histories
of 'Arabistan, of the Persian Coast and Islands, and of Makran, in other
words of the Persian " section of the work and of the Appendices.

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

Extent and format
2 volumes (1624 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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