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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎189] (332/1782)

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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to France. A treaty founded on the treaty of 1809, but directed,
though general in its terms, against Russia rather than against France,
was concluded between Britain and Persia in 1814, the year after the
treaty of Gulistan between Persia and Russia. This treaty, which
bound Persia to assist in preventing a European attack upon India
and Britain to give active support to Persia in repelling an invasion
of her territory by a European power, underwent a serious modification
in 1828, whereby Britain was released from the last-mentioned condition,
with the consent of Persia, in consideration of a money payment. Finally
in 1834, on a change of sovereign taking place in Persia, Britain and
Russia agreed mutually to respect the independence and territorial inte
grity of that country but the understanding was the prelude to a sharp
and even dangerous crisis between them in Persian affairs.
Maximum development, decline, and temporary extinction of the
Wahhabi power, 1810-1819,
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the Qawasim, the general power of the Wahhabi state and its influence in 1810.
in 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. affairs, reached their highest point; but a decline of
both, though as yet unforeseen, was near at hand. The Wahhabis
at this time held undisturbed possession not only of all Central Arabia,
but also of the greater part of Hijaz, including the sacred cities of
Makkah and Madinah; and portions, at least, of Yaman were under
their control. In the direction of Syria they had, it would seem,
made themselves masters of the oasis of Jauf-al-'Amir; and their armies
from time to time still threatened the Pashaliq of Baghdad,
and even its capital, Kuwait continued to defy their occasional
efforts for its reduction; but Hasa, Qatar and Bahrain had fallen
entirely under their sway and were formed in 1810 into a province of
the Wahhabi empire, governed by a Wahhabi official who was stationed
in Bahrain. The Wahhabis had recently strengthened their hold upon
the 'Oman Promontory by occupying, from their advanced base at
Baraimi, some forts in the Shamailiyah district; and their local
prestige upon the Pirate Coast had been little if at all shaken by
the British capture of Ras-al-Khaimah, though it took place almost

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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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