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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎404] (547/1782)

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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place under the walls of the fort. The origin, composition, and even the 'atbeir^ 1
names of the modern Hinawi and Ghafiri factions are traceable to the ' ^
tribal combinations formed in this war by the genius of Khalf the Hinawi Artk Mi
and Muhammad the Ghafiri. "
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ieven^J
still confa
Relations of the Portuguese with 'Oman, 1650-1736
j'k Eatt Ii
The expulsion of the Portuguese from Masqat seemed to increase
rather than to diminish the enmity of the ^Omanis towards that nation; .^tkeia J
and frequent conflicts, described in the chapter on the General History
of the Gulf, occurred between them, both at sea and on shore. In 1652
a strong Portuguese fleet appeared off Masqat and might, it was ji.it** 11
considered by some authorities, have destroyed the 'Oman navy and Uafesion
retaken the town. Between 1693 and ]699 various naval encounters sbould
took place in which the Portuguese generally had the advantage ; the 'aamng tb
'Omanis retaliated with destructive raids upon the Portuguese settlements .tfed m
of Kung 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. , Mangalore in India, and Mombasah in
ast Africa; and eventually they took possession of the last named place. ^tic
n 1714 J J a ficsh seiies of naval battles occurred in Indian and Persian
Gulf waters, m which the Portuguese were completely victorious.
Relations of the English with 'Oman, 1650-1736.
Scheme for
an English
settlement
*t Masqaf,
1669.
Lobs of the
" Merchant's
Delight" on
Masirah
Island, 1684.
The dealings of the English with 'Oman during this period were
genera y friendly; but towards its close a partial rupture occurred in
consequence of the piratical misdeeds of the Arabs.
In the establishment of an English station and a garrison of
men at Masqat was seriously contemplated by the East India
ompany s residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. of Sorat, as a means of strengthening their
^ cons! Dutch and Per6ian Governments ; but
come to nothing, ' ^ ^ Pr0jeCt be obtained ' and "
awat^lVf!.! 81 ! T L , 0nd . 0n 8hip ' the "Merchant's Delight," was cart
Ta prom s f ; ^ Bed0UinS of a ™igb homing camp,
tious moZs t T?T Slla,f the ^ and influenc<!d V supersti-
tious motives, treated the crew with unexpected friendliness and even

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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)
Arrangement

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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