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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎229] (372/1782)

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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Wahhabis ; but the proceedings of the latter were less dangerous,
on account of their more limited and less organised resources and of their
ignorance of the politics of Europe, and were consequently regarded by
the British Government with equanimity though not with indifference.
In 1843 the Na'im of Baraimi were informed that Britain was not
concerned to support them against the Wahhabis as she had done against
the Egyptians. British influence was probably exerted, however, to
prevent a civil war in Bahrain (1842-45) from throwing that Shaikhdom
into the power of the Wahhabis; but in 1844 the Wahhabi Amir was
permitted to possess himself of Dammam on the mainland to the detriment
of Bahiain. In 1345 and 1853 British naval demonstrations were made
upon the Arabian coast and enabled the representatives of the Saiyid of
'Oman to obtain better terms from the agents of the Wahhabi Amir, who
were demanding increased tribute from Masqat and who seemed inclined
to proceed to extremities.
In 1861 it became necessary to restrain the Shaikh of Bahrain by
forcible means from aggressive action against te Wahhabi coast; and
advantage was taken of a semi-rupture which occurred between him and
Britain to compel the signature by him of a Convention, bringing Bahrain
within the circle of the petty Arab principalities which looked to Britain
foi protection against attack from without and for adjustment of maritime
disputes among themselves, and which were bound to abstain from
disturbing the peace at sea.
Frontier and other disputes between Turkey and Persia, and
European intervention, 1836-52.
Early in the period now under review the relations of Turkey and
Persia along their common border became exceedingly tense; and Britain
and Russia, as soon as their mutual distrust arising out of Persian and
Afghan affairs had been to some extent laid aside, took steps to avert
a violent collision which seemed to be threatened between the two Oriental
states.
Among the principal causes of difficulty were the undefined nature of
the frontier, a temporary occupation of Muhammareh by the Turks in
1837, a temporary occupation of Sulaimaniyah by the Persians in 1840,
tepiisals by the Turks in the direction of Ardilan in 1842, a massacre by
Turkish troops at Karbala in 1843 in which many Persians suffered, and
continued ill-treatment of Persian subjects and oppression of Persian
interests in Turkey.
Convention
of the Shaikh
of Bahrain
with the Bri
tish Govern
ment, 1861.
Difficulties
between
Turkey and
Persia, 1836-
43.
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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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