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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎163] (306/1782)

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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Foreign trade 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. , 1763-97.
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by an ahsenee of eommereial prosperity in the Persian Gnlf ; but this
ue arg-f; y o politjcal and other eauses of a non-permanent I e K M<l 40
character The rise of piracy, in which the Ka'ab. the followers of fore, » ,, trado '
ir fahanna and other petty chiefs of the Persian Coast, and the
Qawasim now mdulged ; the extinction of the Dutch trading settlement
on iaiag; a great dearth of specie both in Persia and in Turkish
raq; the ravages of plague in Turkish'Iraq, in 1773; the siege and
capture of Basrah by the Perisans and their manner of governing the town
from .1776 o l77 9 ; l as „ hut not least the almost continuous civil wars
w ic i ragec m Persia after the death of Karim Khan in 1779 ; these
were all factois of importance in restricting commercial enterprise and
intercourse. The growth of piracy had the effect, it is true, of increasing
the freights obtained by ship-owners, but at the same time it tended
to prevent the navigation of the Gulf by unarmed or weak vessels. The
scarcity of specie was a more natural phenomenon, but not perhaps
ess detrimental to trade, than piracy ; it was due in part to economic
causes, such as the non-production locally of exportable goods sufficient
to balance imported goods, and in part doubtless to hoarding, the ordi
nary result of political insecurity. Even in the time of Karim Khan
the deficiency of money in Persia was so serious that he prohibited its
exportation; and the results of his policy, shown in a balance of trade
temporarily less unfavourable to Persia, were considered by some to have
justified its adoption. At a later date, about 1790, it was reported that*
nine-tenths of the merchandise imported into Persia from India were
paid for in specie; audit was estimated that, through the enormous
# But Captain J. Malcolm in 1800 estimated the portion paid for bj Persia in
specie or bullion at only eight lakhs of rupees, or four-tenths of the whole. ' He placed
-e annual export of specie and bullion from Basrah at ten lakhs of rupees out of
total exports worth 30 lakhs, '
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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' [‎163] (306/1782), 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_100023575942.0x00006b> [accessed 17 October 2018]

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