'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (146/1782)
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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De Almeida's Indian Governorship, and alarm of the Turks aud
In 1505 Manoel I of Portugal, the first to bear the proud title,
resolved to overthrow the commercial supremacy of the Arabian Nations
once for all by seizing- Aden, H or muz and Malacca. With this design
lie despatched Francisco de Almeida to India as Governor of the Portu
guese settlements in the East ; De Almeida made Cochin his principal
residence. In 1506 a Turkish and Arab armament arrived on the Indian
coast to help a Muhammadan prince against the intrusive Portuguese,
but the Portuguese defeated it, asserting for the first time their superior
ity at sea over Orientals.
De Albuquerque's proceedings 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. , 1507-08.
Meanwhile in the same year 1506, Affonso de Albuquerque had sailed
for the East carrying with him a royal letter of appointment to the Vice-
royalty and Governorship of Portuguese India, which he in the begin
ning kept secret, but which was given him to enable him to supersede
De Almeida. His first care, however, was to secure points of vantage
in the seas to the west of India. With this idea he seized the island
of Soqotrah, but, finding the acquisition useless, very soon left it on an
expedition to Hormuz.
Having destroved every native vessel met with bv the way be at Albuquer-
0 ^ ^ ^ que on the
length reached Kalhat on the Coast of ' Oman, where he was well Coast of
received. On the 22nd August 1507 he left Kalhat for Quryat which
he took by assault. No opposition was offered to him at Masqat when
he arrived there ; but large forces having begun to collect on shore, evi
dently with hostile intent, he disembarked and defeated them, afterwards
burning the town and its shipping. Sohar though protected by a great
fort, surrendered to him without resistance; and at Khor Pakhan where
the attitude of the inhabitants was defiant, he landed and severely
punished the place.
At last he reached Hormuz, to the <( King J3 —doubtless the Shaikh— Portuguese ^
of which place, named Saif-ud-Din, the towns and villages already visited Hornuu,
on the coast of 'Oman were tribntary. The f 'king ' or Shaikh when
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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:
- 'Chapter I. 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' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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