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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎4] (147/1782)

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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Misconduct
of Da Albu
querque's
officers and
Portuguese
abandon
ment of
Hormuz.
summoned, refused to make submission ; and De Albuquerque accordingly
o-ave battle with his small squadron to a huge fleet, partly Indian by
which the island was defended. He gained a complete and easy
victory. In September 1507 a treaty was concluded by which Shaikh
Saif-ud-Dm became a vassal of the Portuguese Crown ; and in the follow
ing month he even hoisted a flag bearing a cioss o\ei his palace^ whiie
the Portuguese began to build a fort for themselves which they named
" Nossa Sehhora da Victoria." A demand made after this on the
Shaikh by an officer of Shah Isma'il, the sovereign of Persia, was reject
ed under the orders of De Albuquerque, who added a haughty message
of his own for delivery to the Shah.
Early in 1508, the Portuguese fleet being then still at Hormuz the
Commanders of most of the ships combined to defy the authority of De
Albuquerque and though the latter was able to bombard the town in which
some Portuguese deserters were harboured, his position at Hormuz
became untenable. He sailed accordingly and in November of the same
year arrived in India ; but De Almeida, who had already repudiated his
action at Hormuz, refused to hand over the government to him, and the
dispute between them was referred home to Portugal for settlement.
In November 1509 De Albuquerque became Viceroy of Portuguese
India, and later he received missions from the Shah of Persia and the
Shaikh of Hormuz at his capital of Goa. Turkish attacks from the Red
Sea on the Portuguese possessions in India were frequently threatened
during his Viceroyalty and provoked counterdesigns ; but De Albuquer
que considered the recovery of Hormuz, which had been lost more
accessary than the capture of Aden.
Indian Viceroyalty of De Albuquerque, 1509-15.
Recovery of In February 1515 a fleet carrving 1,500 Portuguese, 600 Malaharis,
th ^Portu- an ^ g a ^ e y slaves sailed for Hormuz ; De Albuquerque in person
guese, 1515. accompanied the expedition. The Ruler of Hormuz was said to be now
a native of Persia who had come to power by murdering his predecessor
and was in danger of meeting a similar fate at the hands of his own
nephews. The island was found in a state of revolution, and no naval
or military action by the Portuguese was needed for its recovery. The
fort on shore was reoccupied on the 1st April.
Peiso-Por- Later an Ambassador from Shah Isma/il of Persia arrived with
tuguese nego various requests, some of which were granted ; it was proposed by hini

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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:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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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