'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (625/1782)
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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ment bad once presented to Tbuwaini and of which the companion, not
withstanding the remonstrances of the Resident, had been seized and
brought into use by the besieging party. On the 7th of October
instructions were received by Colonel Pelly to abstain from using force on
The 8th of October passed in fruitless negotiations between Salim and
'Azzan; and on the 9th ; after Salim had sought an asylum on board the
" Vigilant'Azzan hoisted his flag upon the forts and proclaimed his
accession by an artillery salute. On the 12th of October, Salim, in a
ship of his own, left Masqat for Bandar "'Abbas.
The downfall of Salim has been attributed to various causes, but
chiefly to his general unpopularity, to his treatment of Hamad-bin^Salim
of Masna'ah, and to his dependence on the Ghafiri tribes of Ja'alan, of
whom the powerful Bani Bu J Ali and Jannabah were paralysed, at the
time of 'Azzan's insurrection, by a feud between themselves.
Early associates and proceedings of 'Azzan, 1868-69.
tJltra-reli- The immediate result of this revolution, achieved at the expense of
ter of Azzan's Salim, was to place in power a group rather than an individual; for 'Azzan
early adminis- was in the beginning largely dependent on his principal advisers and ad
herents. Among these the most prominent were Sa J id-bin-Khalfan, Khalili,
the ecclesiastic who had for a time held charge of Rustaq in the lifetime
of Ilamud-bin-^ Azzan, and Salih-bin-'Ali, the leading chief of the Hirth.
In the beginning the influence of the former, who was, or soon became,
the father-in-law of 'Azzan and who generally acted as Wali of Masqat
town, predominated, and gave a fanatical colour to the administration;
a white Mutawwa J banner was substituted for the time-honoured red flag
of Oman ; tobacco and strong drink were prohibited ; music of all sorts
was placed under the ban; and the easy-going inhabitants of Masqat were
compelled to attend the mosques with regularity, and to trim their
moustaches in a particular style. The new regime thus resembled-
Wahhabism in some of its external characteristics; but, as subsequent
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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 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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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:
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