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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎82] (225/1782)

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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retired on Kirmauehah J and a Treaty* foUowed. under the Urn. of
which Ashraf, in consideration of his title to the throne of Persia
being admitted by the Porte, acknowledged the Sultan of Turkey as his
spiritual suzerain and made other more material concessions, which, per-
haps can hardly be regarded as binding on later Persian sovereigns.
Meanwhile, however, a general combination among Persians had been
formed to expel the Afghan intruders ; Tahmasb Mirza had obtained the
support of the rising Qajar tribe of Astarabad; and in 1727 a remarkable
military leader joined his cause in the person of onet Nadir Quli, an Afshar
Turk who temporarily changed his name, in compliment to his new
master, to that of Tahmasb Quli Khan. As yet, however, the Afghans
had sustained no check ; they succeeded in reducing the town of Yazd
which had hitherto defied their assaults; and in 1728, as will be related
further on, they gave trouble at Bandar 'Abbas and plundered the
British Factory there. At length, in 1729, Tahmasb Quli Khan
defeated the Afghans at Damaghan, whence they fled to Tehran and
then retired on Isfahan, sustaining another reverse at the hands of the
victorious Persians before they reached the capital. Continuing their
retreat south-eastwards, the Afghans were once more defeated near Perse-
polis and driven into Shiraz by Tahmasb Quli Khan; Ahmad Shah, then-
leader, had in the meantime put Shah Husain, the deposed Persian
sovereign, to death; and Tahmasb Mirza had re -occupied Isfahan. At
Shiraz the Afghans did not attempt to stand a siege, but dispersed in a
directions in the endeavour to regain their native country, an object in
which but few of them were successful. Ashraf himself was slain by
Baluchis in one of the deserts between Shiraz and Sistan. Of his fol
lowers some found their way by Lar to the coast and, crossing the Persian
Gulf, landed in Hasa, where they were immediately put to death; others
were exterminated in Makran ; and others again were to be seen, in after
years, earning a scanty livelihood as labourers at Masqat.
Virtual After the cessation of the Afghan danger confidence did not long reign
• between Shah Tahmasb and his successful general Tahmasb Quli Khan.
The latter, having received four of the northern districts of Persia to
govern, at once assumed the authority of an almost independent piince,
expelled the Turks from some of the places which they held, and deman
from Mahmud I, who had recently ascended the Turkish throne,
* This Treaty disposed of all questions of frontiers, diplomatic r^piebent ^^
extraditions, pilgrimages, and trade : see Aitchison's Treaties, 4th edition,
Appendix 3. ^
t Nadir Quli belonged to no distinguished family and is said to have been
time a robber.

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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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