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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎408] (551/1782)

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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th? Y.W 32x441114 a<,counts of the contest with the Ya'aribah are inconsistent,
bah. but it seems to have broken out almost immediately after tile promotion
of Ahmad to the Imamate. The leader on the side of the Ya'aribah was
one Bal'arab-bin-Himyar, a member of the former ruling family; he
had his headquarters at Bizaili in Dhahirah, and his principal supporters
were Ghafiris of the Ya'aqib, Miyayihah, Na'im and Bani Qifab tribes
In the beginning of the campaign Bal'arab held possession of the field;'
buUn the end he was defeated and slain by the Imam. A6 in Wsdi
Ma'awal and Fart, near Nizwa are mentioned by conflicting authorities
as the scene of the final overthrow of the Ya'aribah.
Shah The next serious crisis which the Imam Ahmad had to face was one
...d Weston brought about by the intrigues of Nasir-biu-Muhammad, a Ghafiri
chieftain of the Dhahirah District. This crafty individual, who had been
restrained by jealous neighbours from building a fort at 'Ainain in
Wadi-al-Kabir, succeeded in connecting himself by marriage with the
I T t i hel ' eafter p laced the Stronghold of Ghabbi in the
lan so ic atter, by whose protection he was enabled to carry out his
0 d £to ran disement at 'Amain. As soon as his object
was secured he threw off his allegiance, raised the country against the
mam, and himself seized Ghabbi. Hilal, the eldest son of Ahmad, was
wh 1 I t : t0 , WadiBaUiGh5fil - and P" nishrf the Mi.-yH.ah,
the r w e ^ ^ " the rebelli ™' ^ ^ destruction of al
then towers ; but a subsequent advance on Ghabbi by Ahmad in person
w ic was ma e from Sohar as a base, ended in disastrous failure and in
an accommodation under which, apparently, Ghabbi was retained by the
forts i.: ttetrr: b :^- Ia - —lent seems to prove that
1 r til ■ 1 " ' were R alne 'l and lost by the Al Bu Sa'id
no less lightly in the early days of their rule than at the present time
outnZ' 1 : and t0ffa l^ the end 0f his Saif
sons Saif and ted a gamst his authority and took Barkah by surprise •
am. they even put to death the Wall and garrison who held the p aee n t
aTL vounl. ebT' Barkah WaS recovered by bombardment
Lift a y!' ^ .rT 1 : ard0ned ' atter ^ Imam marched
W 1 h al 1 <- ie£ whom he had made governor of Nakhl and
whom he now suspected of having countenanced the attempt on Bai-kah
The Imam s attack on Nakhl r P ^aikan.
on his nart wp « £ ' thbtandmg extensive preparations
on nis part, was unsuccessful and resnlfivl
while his forees were employed b^r tl-M peace ; and,
Qitah raiders from Dhahirah , j ' a body of Na ' im and Bani
Samail, and plunLrtt wn ^ T ^ ^ ^
town. Phis was the first of a long series of

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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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