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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎86] (229/1782)

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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before the
accession of
Nftdir Shah,
1722-36.
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Baghdad, to which place he had retired, virtually as a prisoner of the
Pasha Governor.
In 1757 Karim Khan was firmly established at Shiraz, Behbehan
had submitted to his authority, and he carried out a partly successful
expedition against the Ka'ab of 'Arabistan; but in that year the
Qajars of Mazandaran, who had offered their aid against Azad Khan,
made war upon him under the orders of their head, Mubamruad
Husain Khan. The Zand chief, in 1757-58, was for a time besieged in
his capital of Shiraz ; but the Qajar, weakened by defections from his
force, was ultimately obliged to return to Mazandaran, where he was
shortly after defeated and killed by memberis of his own tribe, assisted by
the troops of Karim Khan. The Vakil then resumed possession of
Isfahan. Karim Khan, in his operations in the south, was joined by
some Arabs from 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. districts who accompanied him as far
as Isfahan, but they did not behave so well as he could have desired. His
relations with the Arab tribes in his jurisdiction were usually friendly,
but he punished them with severity when they were guilty of excesses
or refused to pay revenue. In 1758 Karim Khan took Yazd, and in
1759 he granted a remission of taxes at Isfahan and appointed his
brother Sadiq Khan governor of Shiraz ; but in 1760 it was reported that
he was not yet master of Persia.
General Persian relations and policy of the East India Company,
1722-63.
With the Afghans, unless with their marauding troops at Bandar
^Abbas in 1728, it does not appear that the British in Persia had any
dealings during the Afghan occupation of Persia from 1722 to 1729 ;
but, as Nadir Shah gradually came to the front, a correspondence
was opened between him and the East India Company. In 1733
Nadir promised that on the fall of Baghdad, against which he was
then operating, the Company's privileges in Persia should be renewed;
but after this a coolness arose, in consequence, it would seem, of
dispositions made by the English for helping the Turks to defend Basrah
against the Persians, and the Company's representatives at Isfahan and
K irman were treated with such disfavour that the question of a with
drawal from those stations was seriously discussed. In 1735 the attitude
of Nadir continued hostile, and on one occasion the Company s

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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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