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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎409] (552/1782)

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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similar episodes, of which the last occurred so lately as 1895. Afterwards
Hazam, where some of the Ya'arabi family had their abode, shut its
gates against the Imam; and, his artillery having proved incapable of
reducinsr the fort, that place also was lost to him. « , u
A second and more successful rebellion on the part of Saif and 0 f C0 £ aif re ™ d
Sultan took place at this juncture, in December 1781. The brothers seized gultan, 1781-
the forts of Jalali and Mirani at Masqat, and were eventually permitted *-•
to retain them, on condition that Saif should accompany Ins father as a
hostage. This arrangement, brought about by the mediation of the
Qadhis of Rustaq, lasted for one year only, at the end of which time
Ahmad, having repented of the compromise, made Saif a close prisoner
and prepared to bombard the forts. A fresh accommodation then took
place, in accordance with which Saif was set at liberty, Ahmad was
placed in possession of Fort Mirani, and Fort Jalali was handed over un
conditionally to Saif and Sultan. In the following year, however, Saif
and Sultan kidnapped their brother Sa'id at Barkah and retired with
him to Fort Jalali at Masqat; no reason for their action is suggested
by the native historian, but jealousy of Sa'id, whose succession may have
been desired by the Imam, possibly supplied the motive. The Imam
immediately marched from Rustaq and took up a position on Masqat
Island, cannonaded Fort Jalali from Fort Mnani and also from the open
sea to eastward, and finally caused an unsuccessful assault to be made
by his troops on a breach that had been opened in the western face
of the besieged work. Unappeased by the accidental escape of Sa'id from
the fortress, the Imam continued his operations with vigoui , but, inte
gence having been received of the investment of Rustaq in us a sence
by Ibn-Rahmah-a chief, it would appear, of the region now known as
Trucial 'Oman,-he once more forgave his sons and raised t ie siege.
Ibn-Rahmah did not await the Imam's return to Rustaq, u imme
diately withdrew to his own country.
Internal political position at the Imam Ahmad s death,
The Imam Ahmad died in the end of 1788, at Rnstaq and
buried there on the weet side of the fort. Before his death, peihaps
early in his reign, he had contracted a matrimonial alliance with the
Ya'arahi family, by taking to wife a daughter of the late mam ai - m-
Sulten. Ahmad is described as having ruled the whole of Oman 10m
Ja'alan to Baraimi; but it seems that at the time of Ins death neither
the districts of Dhahirah and Jau, nor the important strongholds o

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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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