'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (418/1782)
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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when the question of Herat was discussed, the Shah would have been
willing, in return for the advantages offered him, to concede the free
navigation of the Karun and the construction of waggon roads from
Bushehr to Tehran and from Shushtar to Isfahan.
Turkish affairs, 1876-80.
The disastrous crash towards which Turkey had for some years been Grant and
trending along a path of financial extravagance, territorial ambition, in- I^^oonstifu-
ternal misgovernment and unreal reforms, was reached in 1876. In May tion in
of that year the ruling Sultan was deposed by a group of politicians, among Russo^' ^
whom Mid-hat Pasha, the first " Wali" of Baghdad, was a prominent Tu „ r ^ sh war '
figure ; and the reign of his immediate successor lasted only three months.
At the end of 1S76 the grant by the Sultan of a liberal constitution to the
whole of the Ottoman Empire was suddenly announced, partly, it would
seem, by way of evading the demands of a European Conference for
concrete administrative reforms in European Turkey.
Russia, however, unimpressed by the guarantees which the new constitu
tion afforded for the cessation of tyrannical government in the Balkans,
declared war on Turkey m'1877 ; and in less than a year her armies were at
the gates of Constantinople. In the course of 1878 an International Con^
gress at Berlin detached the greater part of European Turkey more or less
completely from the Ottoman Empire; while Britain agreed—on certain
conditions which Turkey afterwards neglected to fulfil — to take part in
defending the Asiatic dominions of the Sultan from future aggression,
and received in return the island of Cyprus.
The Turkish constitution was revoked ; and the country, despite a show
of reform in finance, military matters and general administration, remained
sunk in the abyss of misgovernment from which it had never really emerged.
The inefficiency and corruption of the official class, which had now for
about a generation been drawn from a lower social stratum than formerly,
were extreme ; and thejr growing dislike and even hatred of Europeans,
seemed to increase with the degree in which they collectively imitated
European political methods and individually adopted European ways of life.
The conditions which obtained throughout the Ottoman Empire generally ^ .
were well exemplified at the time in the province of Turkish 'Iraq, where Turkish
the normal course of events was as little disturbed as anywhere by political
vicissitudes at the capital and an unsuccessful war. Some progress had been
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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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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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