'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (776/1782)
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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a sliip named the " Rahmani," of whicli he had taken possesision, and on
equal division of the revenues of Qishm Island among the parties.
Karim Khan, Zand, in establishing his power over the south ot
Persia, appointed Shaikh 'Abdullah of the local tribe or family of the
Bani Ma'in to be ruler over Bandar 'Abbas, Hormuz and Qishm ; and
this Shaikh succeeded, about 1765, in expelling the Qtawasim and other
intruders from his dominions, and was able during his lifetime to keep
them at a distance.
Before their expulsion from Persia the Qawasim had generally been
at war with the Imam Ahmad of 'Oman, who apparently claimed, yet
was unable to enforce, a species of suzerainty over them. Afterwards
when the policy of Karim Khan appeared to threaten the independence
of the Arabian littoral generally, they formed a temporary alliance with
the Imam; and in 1773 two Persian gallivats belonging to Bandar
; Abbas were destroyed by the "Omani fleet, assisted by that of the
Hormuz Shaikh, the Masqat vessels retiring thereafter to Ras-al
Khaimah. In 1775, however, the Qasimi Shaikh and the Imam were
again at war between themselves; and the Shaikh, relying on his
personal resources alone, did not scruple to seize Bushehr vessels on the
plea that the cargoes belonged to subjects of the Imam. In 1780 their
relations were still hostile.
In or about 1777 Shaikh Rashid resigned the headship of the
Qawasim in favour of his son Sacjar, and the latter sought escape from
the extreme isolation of his position by marrying a daughter of Shaikh
'Abdullah of Qishm, and so adjusting his differences with the Ma'ini
iPlERIOD OF THE RISE AND SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY,
General history, 1778-1803.
Tn the years 1779 and 1780 the whole Gulf was in a state of
turmoil owing to the non -existence of any controlling po^er, and the
contest between the Qasimi Shaikh and the Imam, resumed after a shoit
interval during which the Qawasim had addicted themselves to mercan
tile pursuits) contributed largely to the prevailing confusion. The Qasimi
fleet, manned by ruffians who depended on piracy foi their Irve i
piracy by the
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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