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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎441] (584/1782)

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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observers ; and the reign of Sa'id, though troublous and disturbed
throughout, in the end continued for half a century and is thus, probably,
the longest in the whole history of 'Oman. Until his death in
1821, Salim, the elder brother of Sa^id, was associated with him in the
government; but his influence on affairs, notwithstanding the excellent
relations which to the end prevailed between him and Sa'id, was
imperceptible,'—a circumstance of which his peculiar and unstable
character seems to afford a sufficient explanation.
The reign of Sa'id is naturally divisible into two parts. During
the first, which ended in 1829, he was personally occupied with the
affairs of 'Oman and 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. , and his policy there was bold
and aggressive, somewhat resembling that of his late father. During
the second part of his reign, Sard's attention was chiefly engaged by
his growing interests in East Africa, and Zanzibar became his principal
residence, while his position in 'Oman, its maintenance having been
abandoned to incapable regents, deteriorated rather than improved.
Hostilities with the Wahhabis and their allies the Qawasim,
1807-20.
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The accession of Sa'id was unfavourably regarded by the Wahhabis,
whose schemes received a sudden check through the removal of their
convert and instrument, Badar; and the ahhabi Amir ; whose arms had
not as yet suffered a permanent reverse in any quarter, seems to have resolved
on a serious effort for the subjugation of 'Oman. In the meanwhile,
however, that potentate affected to believe the assurances of Sa id, who
shamelessly denounced his former guardian, Muhammad -bin-Nasir, as the
murderer of Badar ; professed his own readiness to maintain all existing
arrangements with the Wahhabi power, including payment of tiibute,
and promised to permit the replacement of a Wahhabi garrison which had
fled from Barkah on the assassination of Badar.
A direct collision was accordingly postponed; but in May 1808,
with the assistance of his uncle Qais and of Mahammad-bm-Matar, head-
man of Fuairah, Sa'id proceeded against Khor Fakkan, where Sultan-
bin-Saqar, Shaikh of Ras-al -Khaimah, had built a small fort and estab
lished a base for the piratical operations that his tribe were now con
ducting under the patronage of the Wahhabis. The expeditionary force,
which included ooiitingents of the Al Wahibah, Hirth and Hajriyin
tribes, captured the fort and put the garrison to the sword ; but Sultan-
Bepulse of
Saiyid Sa 'id
from Khor
Fakkan,
1808.

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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)
Arrangement

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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