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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎137] (280/1782)

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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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. FROM THE TEMPOR
ARY LOCATION OF THE BRITISH HEAD-QUARTERS
AT BASRAH TO THE BEGINNING OF THE NAPOLEONIC
ERA, 1763-97 *
In dealing, from a British stand-point, with the period from 1763 to
1/97 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. , it is important not to lose sight of certain
events which were taking place at the time at a distance from the Gulf
itself, in India and even in Europe. These we shall notice in passing,
wherever it may be necessary to do so, in order to explain British activity
or inaction in the field with which we are particularly concerned.
General affairs and Britisli interests before the Persian invasion
of Turkish 'Iraq, 1763-75.
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. , in 1763, the strongest administration was that Relative
of Karim Khan, the Vakil of Persia, who was now firmly established at the'nativr
Shiraz and had extended his authority over the whole country with the ^ 0 ^ rs in
exception of a few outlying districts. Among the tracts not yet fully 1763-65.
subjugated by him, however, were some of those adjoining the Gulf,
such as ^Arabistan. Turkish 'Iraq, the second in size and importance of
the governments in the Gulf, was held at this time by ^Ali Pasha, whose
position at home was too insecure to allow of his exerting influence
abroad, and who was fully engaged, during his short tenure of power, in
coping with local rebellions. Kuwait already existed, but its 'Atbi
inhabitants were not prominent in Gulf affairs; Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in Qatar did
not come into being until 1766, and for some years after its foundation
it was not a place of any account; and the Bahrain Islands were as yet
* The authorities for this period are mentioned in foot notes in the chapters
following, which contain Beparate histories of the different divisions of the Persian
Gulf. The most important for the Gulf generally are the official Precis of Infor'
mation in regard to the First Connection of the Hon hie East India Company with
Turkish Arabia, 1874, and Mr. J. A. Saldanha's Selections from State Papers,
Bombay, regarding the East India Company's Connection with 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. ,
with Summary of Events, 1600-1800, printed in 1905.

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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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