'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (537/1782)
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 'Oman was checked by firm action at Masqat, and the question of the
French flag in ; Oman was carried before the Hague Tribunal, by which
it was ultimately decided in favour of Britain. In Bahrain the authority
of the British Government was proved and emphasised by strong and
successful measures for the protection of foreign subjects, and trade
flourished in an unprecedented degree. Kuwait was savedifrom falling
under Turkish domination, was defended against the menaces of the Amir
of Northern Najd, and became for the time being a British protectorate
except in name. In ^Arabistan intimate relations were formed with the
Shaikh of Muhammareh which assured the predominance of British
influence in his councils. On the coast of Persia throughout its length
British interests were maintained with success, and an important position
was secured at Hanjam; while in Persian Makran, notwithstanding
internal anarchy, British subjects and property were adequately protected.
The strategical position was examined from the British and Indian points
of view, and dispositions were made for meeting every emergency. The
British naval arrangements in the Gulf were reorganised; new marine
surveys were carried out ; foreign demonstrations were answered by
counter-demonstrations of superior force. The number of the British
political representatives in the Gulf was increased, and steps were taken
simultaneously to add to their dignity and prestige. At the same time
the general efficiency of British action in the Gulf was enhanced by
improvements in passenger, postal, and telegraphic communications; the
interests of British and Indian trade were promoted by the despatch of
commercial missions; and the political history and geography of the Gulf
region were brought under close investigation.
It is not possible, by any analytical process, to separate the effects of
these measures from other factors by which the cessation of the assault on
the British position in the Gulf was brought about; and it is hardly easier
to distinguish the policy of the Government of India from that of His
Majesty s Government, with which it was blended and in which it was
absorbed. Changes in the international situation in Europe and elsewhere
were undoubtedly elements of first-rate importance ; but had British policy
in the Gulf been supine during the time of crisis, such changes, coming as
they did too late, would not have prevented serious permanent injury to
British interests. In the defensive political campaign of this arduous
period it was ordinarily the part of the Government of India to suggest and
to execute, of the British Government to control and to direct : the conduct
of operations in the diplomatic field devolved upon His Britannic Majesty's
Government, while the political contest in the Gulf itself was waged for
the most part by officers of the Indian services and with Indian resources.
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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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