'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (673/1782)
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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differences until the end of ] 893, when, after a bloody Gncounter at
Mabrah, they submitted their feud to the arbitration of Ibrahim-Viin-Qais.
The comparatively civilised district of Batinah was not itself free from
internal trouble ; and a serious attack on the Hawasinah of Ghaizain, which
was made by the Bani J Umrin February 1891, was followed by severe
In 1893, the Bani Hina of ''Oman Proper became embroiled with the
Baui'Umr and Bani Kalban, apparently in consequence of aggressions
committed by the first -naTne r;5 on the A1 Khamaiyis near Hail Bani Hina,
and were also attacked, for a different reason, by the Bani Shakail;
both contests the Bani Hina were worsted in the field, and the
disputes were eventually settled by arbitration—the former, relating to
the Al Khamaiyis, by Ibrahim-bin-Qais, and the latter by Salih-bin- ; Ali.
In August 1894 Hilal-bin-Zahir, a prominent Shaikh of the Bani Hina
who had usurped the fort of Nizwa from an Al Bu Sa'idi Wali during the
reign of Turki, was murdered by the eldest son of the Saiyid whom he had
displaced ; but his son, Badar-bin-Hilal, retained possession of the place,
In 1893, Qurta^, a celebrated Sharqiyah raider, by threatening
Quryat obliged the Sultan to take special measures for the protection
of that town ; but he afterwards retired and begged for forgiveness. In
the same year an ancient feud broke out afresh between the Bani Muqim
and the Salut of Tiwi, and considerable loss of life occurred ; Saiyid
Fahad, who was sent by his brother to arrange the dispute, failed to
do so; and it was finally composed by Salih-bin-'Ali. At the end of
1888, and again in May 1889, fighting took place at Sur between the
Jannabah and Bani Bu ^Ali tribes, and the good offices of the Sultan
were exercised, not without effect, upon both occasions ; but in 1898,
when desultory hostilities began in Ja'alan between the Bani Bu 'Ali
and their old enemies the Bani Bu Hasan, last reconciled by Turki in
1887, it was Salih-bin-'Ali and not Saiyid Faisal who eventually
brought about a truce. The Bani Bu 'Ali were at this time much
weakened by a deadly internal blood-feud, which had originated in 1887
from the murder of the Tamimah of the tribe, Muhammad-bin-Majid,
by a man of the Sinadah section. The original murder was revenged by
the assassination of ^ usuf-bin-^Ali, a Shaikh of the Siuadah, and
Abdullah-bin-Salim was elected Tamimah in place of Muhammad : but
the feud continued, and in 1891 Hamud-bin-Majid, the slayer of Yusuf-
bin- Ali, was himself killed by a relative of his victim.
A tenible cyclonic storm may be mentioned here, which lasted from
midnight of the ^th to midnight of the 5th June 1890. Its ravages
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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 I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- '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:
- 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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