'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (384/1782)
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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In 1S72, the Persian Government made good their claim to Chahbar
—which lay to the west of the boundary arranged between Persia, and
Kalat but was claimed by the Sultan of 'Oman—by expelling the'Oman
representative in possession.
The attitude of the British Government in regard to Persian affairs
generally throughout the greater part of the period was one of indiffer
ence and neglect, and more than one request by the Shah's Government
for British aid in reorganising the Persian army was ignored, with the
result that the direction of Persian military matters passed into other
hands. In 1870-72, however, great efforts were made by private British
and Indian philanthropists, with the help of the British official establish
ments on the spot, to mitigate the effects of a famine prevailing in
Southern Persia; and in 1872, a Persian Prime Minister very favourably
disposed to Britain having come into power at Tehran, a gigantic indus
trial concession and monopoly, known as ,the Renter Concession, was
granted to a British capitalist. This concession, unfortunately, besides
being unworkable, made a very regrettable impression both in Persia
and in Russia; and its inevitable revocation left behind a vexatious
consequence in the shape of a large British claim for compensation, satis
faction of which was immediately obtainable.
Turkish affairs and relations, 1862-73=
While Persia continued to make moderate progress in the path of
good order and administration, or at least maintained her position, Turkey,
in spite of pretended reforms at home and a specious policy of territorial
expansion abroad, seriously lost ground.
The Crimean war, of which the'issue was seemingly favourable to Cienei . al
Turkey, in reality.injured her. At its close she found herself invested of Turk
with a position in* Europe which for many reasons she was incapable of
filling; and her abuse of the resources of the European money market,
now open to her, carried her rapidly along the road to ruin. She was
led, by the conditions in which she found herself placed, to adopt an
attitude and a policy that were founded on an over-estimate of her own
importance and strength ; and before long she fell into dire financial
straits. By 1866 matters had reached such a pass that even m the
remote province of Turkish 'Iraq recourse was had to the extreme measure
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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