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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎147] (290/1782)

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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Zubavah m Qatar. The trade and general growth of both Arab seaports »"•«' part, of
were strongly stimulated by these events ; and the effect upon Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ,
m particular, v T as so marked that the attention of the Persians was ,7™™
attracted to it; and in 1777 and the following years they tried, but
without success, to obtain possession of the place.
At the end of the period, in 1778-80, the Qawasim of Ras-al-
Khaiman had already begun to indulge in those indiscriminate piracies by
which, a tew years later, they were to acquire great notoriety; but it does
not appear what relation, if any, their lawlessness bore to the general
political situation in the Gulf. Trouble between the Ka'ab and the
subjects of the Shaikh of Bushehr in 1777-78, and hostilities at various
times from 1775 to 1779 between the Imam of 'Oman and the Shaikh of
the Qawasim and the Shaikh of Hormuz, also figure as detached
incidents.
General affairs and British interests after the retirement of the
Persians from Basrah, 1779-97.
i the deat,h of KarIm Khan in 1779 Persia at once ceased to be Decline of
the predominant state 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. ; and before long it had become ^ death of
one of the feeblest and most disorganised. The heirs of Karim Khan Karim a KhV
fought among themselves for the succession to the throne, and no less
than seven rulers of his family followed one another in eighteen years.
They had no influence abroad; and even the provinces and districts of
Persia itself passed steadily out of their control, to be recombined under
the first monarch of the Qajar dynasty, by whom they were succeeded in
1797.
Basrah was evacuated by Sadiq Khan immediately that he received Loss by
news of his brother's death; for he wished to assert his claims to the 5 ersi l 0 - f
f u • , . Basrah in
tnrone m person, and the troops forming the Basrah garrison were 1779 ' ? f
required by him for the purpose. The place thereupon reverted peacefully, 1783,
as Sadiq Khan seems to have intended that it should, to Turkish ( I i S na ! lj)
• j. . 3 ™ of Bandar
jurisdiction. An important duty was performed by the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,Abba9
between the departure of the Persians and the return of the Turks, in Sr'"
supporting an Arab administration which undertook temporarily the
management and protection o£ the town,
19 A.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎147] (290/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x00005b> [accessed 13 November 2018]

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