'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (278/1782)
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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Affairs of the Arabian Coast, 1722-63.
Events on the Arabian coaBt during this period are described at length
in the separate histories of its divisions, and in this place a brief recapi
tulation will suffice.
The most remarkable occurrence in the 'Oman Sultanate, or
rather Imamate, was the rise of the two factions known as the Hinawiyah
and Ghafiriyah, by which the power of that state was, until the formation
of a strong central Government under the A1 Bu Sa'id, greatly reduced
for external action. In 1737 the armies of Nadir Shah, the usurper
of the Persian throne, invaded 'Oman, establishing an occupation which
was at lengtli overthrown by the Imam Ahmad, founder of the Al Bu
Sa'idi dynasty, in 1744. The attitude of the British in this struggle
was one of neutrality. In 1758 and 1760 the Imam of 'Oman was at
war with the Qawasim of Ras-al-K.haimah.
The Qawasim of the coast known at the present day as Trucial 'Oman
played a considerable part about this time in the Persian affairs. In
1727a small British naval expedition exacted compensation from the
Qasimi Shaikh for losses which he had occasioned to the East India
Company's Factory at Bandar 'Abbas by establishing a rival port at
Basidu on the island of Qishm. In 1737, when the Persians invaded
'Oman, the Qawasim at first submitted to Nadir Shah's general; but by
1741 their attitude towards the invaders had become doubtful and they
had incurred the distrust of the Persians By 1747 an alliance had been
formed between the Qawasim and Mulla 'Ali Shah, the Persian Governor
of Bandar 'Abbas, which continued to subsist at least until 1763.
Probably by means of this alliance, the Q,awasim succeeded before 1760 in
obtaining a foothold on the island of Qishm ; and, by a treaty concluded
among the parties interested, they obtained in 1763 a third part of the
revenues of the island.
Of Qatar nothing is heard during the period now under consideration.
Bahrain, at the time apparently independent and governed by Huwalah
Arabs, was seized about 1753 by the Shaikh of Bushehr, assisted by the
Mir of Rig, and thus became indirectly a dependency of Persia
The port of Kuwait was as yet obscure and insignificant It was
governed by an 'Atbi family, with whom the head of the Dutch settle
ment that existed on Kharag Island between 1753 and 3 766 maintained
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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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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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