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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎440] (583/1782)

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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from the distant Bam Yas of Dibai, and eventually even froni
the'Utub ; while Qais was supported, as was not unnatural, by the
Bani Ma'in of Qishm and by some at least of the Qawasim. The
young Sa'id-bin-Sultan, who was at Barkah, meanwhile succeeded in
capturing Sib and Bidbid, and the garrison of Masqat, encouraged by
Sa'id's successes and themselves strengthened by reinforcements, were
about to attack Mat rah, when Qais, finding the tables turned, entered into
negotiations; so unfavourable was his situation that the • settlement
deprived him not only of Matrah but also of all the other acquisitions,
except Khaburah, which he had made since the death of Saiyid Sultan.
A subsequent attempt by Badar to recapture Khaburah was foiled by the
treachery of Hamaid-bin-Nasir of ^Ainain, who on two occasions had
received a present of $40,000 for his services against Qais; but the
forts of Bahlah and Nizwa in the interior were surrendered to Badar
by Muhammad-bin-Ahmad, the brother and ally of Qais.
Assassination of Badar by Said-bin-Sultan, 1807.
The power of Qais had no sooner been broken than Sa'id-bin-Sultan,
now about seventeen years of age, determined to throw off the yoke
o a at, n o, by the assassination some time previously of Muhannah-
bm-Muhammad, the Va'arabi ruler of Nakhl, had deprived Sa^id and
his brother of their most loyal and disinterested adherent. In 1807,
fea id, having decoyed Badar to Barkah, caused him to be murdered near
hat place m circumstances of exceptional treachery ; but his act, instead
mee mg nith the reprobation which it deserved, was generally an-
plauded and accepted as a proof of his capacity to rale. It led moreover
a reconci ia ion with Qais, who now placed himself involuntary
subordination to his successful nephew.
SAIYID SA'lD-BIN-SULTAN, 1807-56.
the rule of s ^ ^ een an ^' e ip a ted by the British authorities that
duration;' Om&n exelnUheT" 1 " U1 i faV0urable omens ' would be of sllort
an exodus of th! " Ttu COast ' wa8 m the llaIlds of th « Wahhabis ;
by want of confidence fntheT had Set in '
possible exception of Gwadar had and Makr&n ' with tlie
however falsified I sllaken Arab control. The event,
' expectations even of the m©st competent local

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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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