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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎276] (419/1782)

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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Affairs in
Hasa, 1876-
80,
made during the preceding twenty years in breaking the power of the
Arab tribes ; and administrative councils, partly elective, had been associatr
ed everywhere with the executive officials and were not without their uses.
Nevertheless the state of affairs was still such that Mesopotamia could not
be described as enjoying the benefits of orderly government. At KarbaU
and Najaf •rebellions occurred in the summer of 1877; the rising at the
former place was not suppressed without recourse to military operations in
the environs of the town. In the winter of 1877-78 there were grain riots
at Baghdad itself, and the mob had their way. The large Shammartnhe
were divided under rival chiefs ; and only a small portion appealed incliiiod
to follow the course marked out for them by the Turkish authorities and
settle down to agriculture. In 1878-79 rival chiefs of the Bani Lam were
at war with one another, endangering the navigation of the Tigris, and
could not be reduced to order. The A1 Bu Muhammad, too, were internally
at feud, and the followers of one of their Shaikhs, who was at variance
with the Turkish Government, committed serious offences upon the same
river. The last and most serious of the A1 Bu Muhammad outrages, occur
ring in 1880 just after the close of the period, was an attack upon the
British mail steamer " Khalifah "; two natives on board were killed and
the European officer in command was dangerously wounded.
The usual Turkish panacea of reorganisation was applied. It took the
shape, this time, of the formation of a new Musal Wilayat by a reduction
of the area of the Baghdad Wilayat in J 879, followed by the combination
in 1880 of the remainder of the Baghdad Wilayat and the whole of the
Basrah VVilayat into a single charge.
Steam navigation on the Tigris continued to prosper. Most of the
vessels of the Turkish navigation flotilla were commanded at this time b)
European captains.
In the summer of 1878 a serious rising against Turkish rule took plau
in Ilasa; it was headed by members of the Wahhabi ruling famil} and
continued with partial success until the end of the year, when it was at
length suppressed by troops from Turkish 'Iraq.
At the same time, without regard to the precariousness of the Turkish
position in Hasa, the Porte formally advanced pretensions to the ownership
of ^Odaid in Trucial 'Oman.
Turko-Persian relations, 1876-80.
The period was one of virtual stagnation in Turko -Persian relations.

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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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