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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎323] (466/1782)

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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to state an Mtreme absorb into itseif the whok
^ 0 [ then, / Arab fa«n dJsordere which had their "Arabist^.
until the arrival in 1905™ U " lamod " na ' jated ' anl1 wei '" even intensified,
•N* they were snppre. . £1^^^ V
^ Ksrun b y a BritUh L P an y on bet f the P T ^
mtm. attacked by raiders in 1902 in 190" ' 1 Tn" Government ' waB
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and Sonth^'M 11 , 0CCUpyi ^ a d0ubtful P 0siti011 between Northern
and Sonthern Arab.stan, defied the authority of the Shah until 1904, when
pleW tT f'n UnllertakeB ^ the Shaikh « f Muhammarch, to be com-
pl ted n the follow,ng year by the Shaikh and the Salar acting in concert,
continued" 1 llndCTthe "f Shaikh Khaz'al of Mubammareh,
continued undisturbed ; but difficulties were threatened from time to time
t TV " powei ' fulc,ueta " d his neighbours the Bakhtiyari Khans.
dnrinJ 5 of Fars and the Gulf Ports changed hands frequently P«.i a „ Coa s !
„ he period; and, in the prevalence of unsettled conditions the an ' ! Isl " n(ls -
inlSSW I "f ^ Ti' 1 ^ Sla ? ds refiecte ' i state of Persia at large. Early
1899, before the Pcrs,an administration had grown so weak as it after-
war s became, the hereditary Arab Shaikh who had repossessed himself of
kingeh was again expelled to make way for a Persian official; bat elsewhere
ersian authority was to a great extent in abeyance and anarchy prevailed
especially m the districts cf Tangistan, Shamil, Minab, and Biyaban, where
local power was m dispute among rival chiefs.
The state of Persian Makran was even worse than that of the Persian Persian
f and Islands ; and petty wars between unimportant rulers, internal Mal[rai1 -
revolutions in their principalities, racking taxation, scarcity, and dcpopula-
tion were the order of the day.
Turkish Internal Affairs, 1899-1905.
The political course of Turkey still tended downwards. By 1903 Misgovern-
l!n» te0f ^ aCe . d0nJa had become optical, and everywhere throughout ZZlZlL
oman Empire discontent due to maladministration prevailed. The revo hition.
evi s of the day were at the time generally attributed to the administrative
methods of the reigning Sultan, ^Abdul Hamid, which were arbitrary and
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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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