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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎407] (550/1782)

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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hewing died of & brok6n heart at Hazani ; Abmad-bm-Sa id was left
for a time to contend alone against the Persians in Batinah. Ulti
mately however the 'Omanis, united among themselves by the excesses
which the invaders everywhere committed, expelled the Persian troops
from the interior of the country and even obliged them to abandon
the siege of Sohar. After this Ahmad-bin -Sa id obtained the surrender
of Masqat town by a bloodless stratagem; but he completed his patriotic
task -it is said—in a different manner, by inviting the whole Persian
force to Barkah, where he caused them to be treacherously massacred.
IMAM AHMAD-BIN-SA'ID, 1744-83.
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Election of the Imam Ahmad, 1744=
In recognition, doubtless, of his services to the country by the
expulsion of the Persians, the successful governor of Sohar was invested
with supreme authority in the state, thus becoming the founder of the
Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty which still governs 'Oman, His election to the
Imamate, which probably took place at Rustaq, appears to have been
regularly conducted ; but it is doubtful whether the suffrages of the
electors were unanimous. The opposition, afterwards, of some of the
Ghafiri tribes to his rule favours a conjecture that he was carried into
power chiefly by the Hinawi faction, to which his own tribe, the Al Bu
Sa'id, belonged.
Rebellions and other events in Oman, 1744-83.
The reign of Ahmad, though undisturbed by the aggression of
foreign powers, was chequered, to the very end, by internal and domestic
troubles. These arose chiefly from the efforts of the displaced Ya'arabi
family to recover their position, from the hostility of a laige Ghafiii
element to the new Imam, and from the rebellious conduct of two of
Ahmad's sons ; and, if the sons did not carry their disloyalty so far as
to endanger the common interests of the family, the \a aiabi chiefs and
the Ghatiris, on the other hand, several times reduced the Imam to serious
straits.

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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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