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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎447] (590/1782)

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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and its abandonment through force of circumstances must have been
agreeable to him.
Attempts by Sa'id to subjugate Bahrain, 1812-28.
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During the earlier part of his reign the policy of Saiyid Sa'id in
regard to Bahrain was the same as that of his father Sultan, who had
perseveringly endeavoured to annex it to his dominions. In all, three
expeditions were despatched by Sa'id against Bahrain"; and, though
the first of these, in 1811, might be justified as a counter-attack on
the Wahhabis, who were then overrunning 'Oman, the later two,
in 1816 and 1828, are not susceptible of any such explanation.
The expedition of 1811 was facilitated if not suggested bv the
reduction, in consequence of the successes of the Egyptians in the
Red Sea districts, of Wahhabi garrisons which had been established
two years previously in Bahrain and at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the coast of
Qatar; it resulted in the destruction of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , in the capture of
a number of Wahhabi officials, including the Governor of Bahrain
or his brother, and in the restoration of Bahrain to the 'ITtub.
The second expedition, in the summer of 1816, was of a different
character ; it was directed against the 'Utub, was undertaken in
opposition to advice tendered by the British Resident at Bushehr,
and was countenanced by the Persian authorities at Shiraz. Arab
boats from Bushehr, 'Asalu and Kangun on the Persian coast took
part in the descent, which was made on the island of Muharraq ;
but the invaders failed to make good their footing and were even
tually expelled with great loss, Hamad, a younger brother of
Saiyid Sa'id, being killed in the affair. Sa'id, in accordance with a
financial bargain about Bahrain which he had struck with the
Government of Shiraz, next took his fleet over to Kangun to ship some
Persian reinforcements ; but, finding that treachery towards himself was
intended by the Persians, he thence returned home. In 1817 Rahmah-bin-
Jabir, who had taken part with Sa'id in the expedition of the previous
year, a famous pirate and a bitter enemy of the 'TJtub, visited Masqat
and tried to induce the Saiyid to renew his attack, but without success.
At the beginning of 1820, when his prestige had been greatly
exalted by co-operation with the British in the successful attack on
Ras-al-Khaimah, Sa'id appeared inclined to renew his attempts on
Bahrain either in conjunction with Persia, for whose support he had
First expedi
tion against
Zubdrah and
Bahrain,
1811.
Second
expedition
against
Bahrain,
1816,

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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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