'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (549/1782)
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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Persian invasion and occupation of 'Oman, 1737 -1744,
of the Imam
The line of the Ya'anbah had now become degenerate, and its ruin
was shortly brought about by a combination of causes. The Imam
Saif-bm-Sultan II, finding himself hard pressed by a competitor for
e Imamate, took a body of Baluch mercenaries* into his service •
but they were soon destroyed. He then sought the assistance of the
ersian sovereign, Nadir Shah, and at the same time admitted one of his
own subjects, a merchant named Ahmad-bin-Sa'id, A1 Bu Sa^idi to
be eoufidonce, thereby placing himself iu the power of two persons whose
rests, as the event showed, were inimical to his own.
Nadir Shah did not neglect the request for aid made to him
by the Imam of 'Oman , bnt from the first it was clearly perceived, at
cast by the bnghsh m Persia, that the ebject of the Shah was not, as
e pie ej e , to assist the Imam to suppress rebellioiiB among his
subjects, but to annex 'Oman to Persia. The Persian expedition
sailed from Bandar'Abbas on the 1st of April 1737; it was under the
omnia,,< o Latifeh Khan and consisted of about 5,1)00 men with
, oises, le Dutch, under pressure from the Persians, contributed
a sh.p to the armament; but the English were careful not to involve
„ ir. , aSrair " ^'embarkation on the Arabian coast
1' , . ! " 0 ? e at ' v '" jr takkan, where a small fort was built
rf which the remains were stil'visible in 1779 ; and the chiefs of the
adjacent Ras-al-Khaimah district seem before long to have tendered
'r su mission to the Persian general. In the course of 1737-38 the
Persians overran the whole of 'Oman; captured Masqat, a place of
g Si g ml P ortan <*' bu ' not as yet the capital of the country; and besieo-ed
Wm 1 ^ A1 ; mad - bin - Sa ' id ' recently promoted favourite of the
Imam, held out against them with great determination. The Imam.
whmTh n| WaB n0t aIt0gethcr ""eapaoitated for action; for in 17«'
Mm andt TI / VeS6elS ' 8 ^ ^e'-''
Snd near 1 P ^-^Laimah with the object of seeing an
.Jandnear the Persian coast and thence plundering Bandar 'Abbas
^e nmenT ^ ^ ^ ear, the pit
a nlv LZ T r rtUrbed beCaU6e 311 E ^isb ship had taken
BriHsff ,T, the ImSffi ' and because the commander of a
But sh vessel had proposed to sell it to that potentate
suclr atZ't f 416 ^ -n killed in a partially
! ^ 'aise the siege of So hiir, and the Imam himself
# tv: i ,
"Omac, of reljing e^foteigrmercenariesl^specia^Iy WMd.," 0 " We " e " ab ' i, ' 1Cd
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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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