'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (559/1782)
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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with France. Tho " ,llw European Government maintaining relatione with
man at this period was the French monarchy, which, through its ac-ents
at Baghdad and in the Mauritius, for a time kept up a eor re8 ponLce
' B , e f mam an<1 6ent occasional presents of military material.
1781, however, this amicable intercourse was interrupted in conse-
quence of the niongful seizure by a French privateer of the"Salih w
a 50-gun ship belonging to the Imam ; nor was it resumed until several
When the traveller Niebuhi- early in 1765, passed through Masqat,
there was still no resident European, either official or non-official, at that
Internal administration and revenue, 1744-83.
Ahmad, though indifferently supported by his subjects on various
occasions, enjoyed their respect and esteem in a high degree and left
behind him a not unmerited reputation for justice and liberality. The
peop e of Sohar, in particular, showed a steady attachment to their former
gomi'oi an cut lum valuable aid in more than one crisis of his affairs.
soctX Tth 7 ^ i 110 ^ ^ CTen t0 -<1
secuiity of the person and property of foreigners at Masqat was
ensured by an efficient police.
Ahmad effected greater state than previous Imams. He surrounded
imself with a court m which not only political personages but also
of i Ti t f la T held an Uono " red place; and he a
poets, «. at least of such poets as eulogised his character in their works
f the customs of Masqat was estimated in 1765 at
Rs. 1,00,000. Import duty in those days was determined by th
national or religious status of the merchant • H 7 16
valorem for Europeans, 6^ per cent for Mr h ^ ^ Per 06111
for Hindus and Jews. M »^mmad a ns, and 9 per cnt.
The Imam also collected 6 ner i • j ,
which was then, as it is still the most v 1 ] i 11 on e date harvest,
country ; and he was at the 6 a m e"im e I p ^te ZT- 0 ^ ^ ^
and .very in his own vessels from Zanzibar and Kilwa'' lmi>0ltln8: SlaVeS
Military resources of the Imam Ahmad.
The naval foroc of the Imam consisted in ]7fit; nf f„, i , • ,
small vessels : the former in 7 m 1766 ' of foul ' la rgeand eight
toimei m time of peace were employed by iheir
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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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