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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎543] (686/1782)

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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was still in progress. During the trouble at the capital, Quryat also had
been attacked by the raider Qurta, and two British subjects there had
sustained losses to the amount of 11,000.
The principal tribes implicated on the rebel side at Masqat were the Tnbes^mpU-
Hirth • the Habus, along with their dependents the A1 Bu Hashaid and caslia ities.
gome of the Zikawinah and Warud ; the Bani Battash ; the Aw amir of
; Oman Proper ; the Bani Ruwahah ; the Rahbiyin ; and the Hinawis of
middle and lower Wadi Samail, especially those of Fanjah and Khodh ; to
whom may be added the Bani Na'aman, Shuruj and Fawaris, also the inhabi
tants of the Rustaq valley and a number of the people of Khadhra and of
other places in Batinah. At the end of the insurrection the rebels at Masqat
were about 2,000 strong, while the loyalists approached double that number.
On the side of the Sultan about 40 were killed and 60 wounded: the
losses of the rebels were estimated at 80 killed and 80 wounded.
Internal history of 'Oman from the rebellion to the rupture
with Great Britain, 1895-98.
The credit of the malcontent tribes and of their Shaikhs was as much
depressed by the partial failure of the rebellion as that of the Sultan
by its partial success ; and, except in the distant dependency of Dhufar,
where the Sultan's authority was in abeyance from 1895 to 1897,
the internal peace of 'Oman was not seriously disturbed during the
next four years. For a time, however, the Sultan continued to be
harassed by swarms of rapacious Shaikhs who crowded in fiom all
parts, but chiefly from Sur and Samail, to claim rewards for real
imaginary services rendered during the crises. f . T
In June 1895 there took place at Izki one of the periodical con ic s
between the Nizar and Y aman inhabitants of that place, the ^
being aided as usual by the neighbouring Bani R iy am an ^
latter by the Bani Ruwahah ; but peace was easily lestoie y a y
Muhammad, elder brother of the Sultan, whom His Highness sen o
mediate between the factions. ...
In November 1895 Badar-bin-Hilal was assassinated at Nizwa by Acq^t-
the Bani Shakail; and Saiy id Faisal, who had governed that p ac the Sultan,
Wali before its loss in his father's time, despatched his trus y s f lva
Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim, then on leave from Dhufai, to lecover
name ; this Sulaiman effected by the simple expedient of buying oi
holders and installing a garrison of his own in then p ace.

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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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