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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎136] (279/1782)

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 Turkish 'Iraq, 1722-63.
The compaigns in which Nadir Shah, during" his brief tenure of power,
sought to annex Turkish 'Iraq to the Persian empire are the only note
worthy feature in the foreign relations of the latter country between 1722
and 1763. In 1733 Xadir Shah in person endeavoured, without success,
to reduce Baghdad; and about 1735 and again in 1743 his troops
advanced against Basrah, but on both occasions they were repulsed or
otherwise compelled to retire. A regular Factory of the British East
Indian Company was first established at Basrah in or about 1723; and
continuous relations, generally unsatisfactory, between the Company's
servants and the local Turkish authorities had thus a beginning ; but, during
the period with which we are at present concerned, there were no transac
tions of political importance. The Dutch, who also had established a
lactory at Basrah, were obliged to leave that place about 1752 in conse
quence of differences between their Resident and the Turkish Governor ;
nor did they again return to ; Iraq, a French Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Basrah,
after being for some time in abeyance, was re-opened in 1755.
The general and internal history of Turkish 'Iraq is given in detail
in the chapter devoted to that country.
Affairs of the Persian Coast 'Arabistan and Makran, 1722-63.
Events on the Persian Coast, within the limits of the government of
Pars, have already been disposed of in the general sections above : it only
remains to refer here to the more outlying provinces of ■'Arabistan and
Persian Makran.
In Arabistan the period seems to have been devoid of important
events ; but one of the chiefs of that district came into temporary and
unenviable prominence at the capture of Isfahan by the Afghans in 1722.
In 1739 an incursion was made into Persian Makran by Muhammad
Taqi Khan, Nadir Shah's governor of Pars ; but it had no permanent
lesults, and at his withdrawal the country became again, as it had been
before, independent in all but name of the authority of the Shah.
For further details the reader is referred to the separate histories of
Arabistan and Persian Makran.

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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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