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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎483] (626/1782)

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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events showed, no sympathy existed in political matters between its
exponents and the WahLabi power. Discontent was soon rampant in more
than one quarter, for fines and confiscations were numerous, yet the pay
of the troops was in arrear. Foreign trade declined, and the revenue
afforded by the customs became insufficient for the needs of government.
But the energy of 'Azzan was equal to all emergencies ; and, while
the Khalili at the beginning of 1869 lorded it at Masqat and kept his
paster—as was currently reported—on very short commons financially,
'Azzan marched from Barkah with 3,000 men and two guns against the
refractory tribes of Wadi Samail and its tributaries. In February 1869,
after reducing Ghailah, Milaiyinah and Nafa ah, he completely humbled
the Siyabiyin, who were then his principal adversaries. Having effected
a junction at Nafa'ah with his supporter Salih-bin-'Ali, who brought with
him from Samad a contingent of 1,500 Hirth, Hajriyin, Habus and
others, 'Azzan succeeded, notwithstanding the difficult nature of their
country, in chastising also the Nidabiyin and Rahbiyin, who were sympa
thisers of the Siyabiyin. The enterprise had been regarded by onlookers
as rash and even suicidal ; and the complete success of 'Azzan e\ i den cod
an ability and force of character to which 'Oman had long been unaccus
tomed in her rulers. Sohar, Samail, Masna'ah and Sur had alieady
submitted to his authority, without even an attempt at resistance.
Early in his reign 'Azzan seems to have been proclaimed Imam by
his priestly supporters j but it does not appear that the title, though
often applied to him, ever received the needful ratification by the tiibes
of 'Oman as a whole.
Proceedings of 'Azzan's rivals, 1868-69.
Military suc
cesses of
'Azzan and
rapid exten
sion of bis
authority,
'Azzin de
scribed as
" Imam,"
ibat-
1 to tn®^
thus ^
Salim, the deposed prince, having been cautioned by the Biitish
authorities not to disturb the maritime peace by a na\ al expedition against Thuwaini in
'Oman, crossed privately from Bandar 'Abbas to Dibai and entered into of .Q man)
negotiations with the Sadairi agent who represented the Wahhabis at 186 q.
Baraimi, with the object of arranging an attack by land upon Azzan. In
April 1869, however, the violent death of the Wahhabi agent at Shaija
deprived Salim of the aid upon which he cliiefly relied , and, though m
May he made a tour by way of Barkah, Izki and Nizwa to the Ja alan
district and returned northwards vid Birkat -al-Moz, he was unab.e
secure any active support.
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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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