'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (543/1782)
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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RULE OF THE YA J ARIBAH ; 1625-1744.
Under the Ya'aribah rulers who followed the Nabahinah, and whose
capital was Rustaq, the Portuguese were finally expelled from the country;
and 'Oman, suddenly developing into a naval power, entered, under the
auspices of the new dynasty, upon a career of piracy, aggression, and
Internal affairs of 'Oman from the rise of the Ya'aribah to the
expilsion of the Portuguese, 1625-50.
The first of the la'arabi line was Nasir-bin-Murshid, a relative of the
Rustaq chief who had opposed the Nabahinah ; he proceeded, immediately-
after his election to tin Imamate in 1625, to reconvert that office from the
shadow that it had b?come into a reality. In the course of a reign of
more than 20 years h* brought the whole of the interior, including
Sharqiyah, under his efective rule.
Affairs of tb Portuguese in 'Oman, 1625-50.
Position of After the fall of Hormui in 1622, a number of the Portuguese who
the Portu« had resided on that island removed to Masqat, brinering' with them
Masqat, Muhammad Shah, a nephew tnd namesake of the native ruler of Hormuz
16i5 whom the Persians had carried into captivity ; this prince the Portuguese
at Masqat continued, a 1 ;, first, to treat as if possessed of royal dignity.
By the infaux of the new settlers the size and importance of the
Portuguese station at Masqat weie for a time increased ; and Pietro della
Valle, when he visited the place in 1625, found there two churches
and a motley population of Portuguese, Arabs, Indians and Jews. The
principal fort then was the modern Mirani; and at the top of the pass
leading to Kalbuh the Portuguese had a rampart, defended by artillery,
to prevent incursions into the town from that side. In Batinah, where
the Portuguese still retained Sohar, they were held in such execration
that their merchant vessels at times dan*! not touch to obtain Tvato.
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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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