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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎56] (199/1782)

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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Shah Husa'm, With Husain, the son and successor of Sulaiman, the Safavi dynasty
1691-1722. 0 £ p er gi a virtually ended, and the country then entered on a new era of
its history ; the explanation of this revolution is to be found in the
decrepitude of the Safavi government and in the growing strength and
aggressiveness of the Afghans of the Qandahar district. In 1709, under a
leader named Mir Wais, the Ghilzais possessed themselves of Qandahar,
and the best troops at the disposal of the Persian monarch proved unequal
to the task of its recovery. In 1720 the Afghans under Mahmud, a eon of
Mir Wais, assumed the offensive and, having entered Persia, attacked
Kirman ; but Lutf 'Ali Khan, a Persian commander who had been sent into
the neighbourhood of Bandar 'Abbas to recover some islands from the
Arabs of Masqat, marching northwards, was able to reoccupy Kirman and
temporarily to expel the Afghans from the country. Ihe respite gained
was, however, short. Towards the end of 1721 Mahmud again left
Qandahar to invade Persia ; on his march he assaulted, but did not succeed
in capturing, Kirman and Yazd ; after defeating the principal Persian
army in the neighbourhood, he undertook a long and perilous siege of the
Shah in Isfahan ; and in October 1722 his arduous and persevering
efforts were rewarded by the abdication of Shah Husain in his favour and
the submission of the capital.* Persia thus passed, for a time, under
Afghan rule.
Political relations of the East India Company with Persia, 1663-
1722.
Indirect During the Anglo-Dutch war a naval success gained by the Dutch m
effecig of tie 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. , which will be described later, at first lowered the
JJutcn war m ' -t J
Persia, 1663- prestige of the English in Persia; but subsequently it w T as rehabilitated
,
by the news of a British victory off Portland.
Relations On the conclusion of the Dutch war, the position of the Fast India
disturbed"* 1 Company in Persia was unsettled by the proceedings of the Merchant
by the Mer- Adventurers, whose history we have traced above, for rumours dissemi
nated by the commanders of their ships in the East, that the East India
Company was about to be dissolved, led the Persian Government to claim
• According to Hamilton {New Account, I, 110-2) the English at Isfalian helped
to defend the place and were made prisoners by the Afghans, who also plundered the
English and Dutch Factories; his veraion, however, contains serious inaccuracies and
cannot be regarded as reliable.
chant Ad
venturers,
1656-57.

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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)
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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