'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (411/1782)
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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sought relief from the difficulties and expense in which they fcai^ them
selves involved by appointing a local^haikh to be Turkish Governor, and
by withdrawing the bulk of the Turkish garrison. Within a few months
however, a relative of the Wahhabi Amir invaded Hasa and temporarily
overturned the Turkish administration, besieging the Turkish nominee in
a fort at the provincial capital. The situation was saved, from the Turkish
point of view, by the prompt arrival of Nasir Pasha, Shaikh of the Munta-
fik, from Basrah with a large force. On the Shaikh's return to Basrah in
lb 75, aftera ruthless "pacification" of the revolted province, a Wilayat of
Basrah was formed by detaching some districts from the Wilayat of
Baghdad and adding Hasa to them; and Nasir Pasha hims-elf became
though by birth a tribal Arab, the first Governor of the new charge.
Ill-success did not deter the Turkish Government of the day from
prosecuting their fatuous policy of territorial expansion. In 1872 they
seized Jauf-al-'Amir on the confines of Najd by means of a small force sent
from Palestine; but they were able to retain possession of that oasis for two
years only. Turkish intrigues with 'Odaid on the border of Qatar, but
situated m Trucial 'Oman, began; and during the period the Turkish fla*
Was sometimes hoisted at the place, while occasional tribute also was believed
to be paid by the inhabitants to Turkey. It was about this time that the
lurks first began to show jealousy of imaginary British influence in Central
Relations between Turkey and Persia, 1872-74.
The epoch now under review seems to have been one of an attempted
rapprochement between Persia and Turkey.
The Shah's pilgrimage on Turkish soil in 187 Iwas cast into the shade by
a personal visit which he paid to the Sultan at Constantinople in 1873; and
m 1878 certain long-contested points relating to the powers of Persian
consular officers and the immunitieslof Persian subjects in Turkey, as also
a ^Conrention ^ COnSUlar 0 ® Cers sub jects in Persia, were settled by
nK f 1 + es ^ 1 ' 0n ^be Turko-Persian frontier, however, still remained an
obstacle to a perfect understanding. To dispose of it, a purely Turko-
" ommlss " :,I1 met at Constantinople in the winter of 1874-75; but
mem ers could agree in nothing. A new Commission, including
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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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