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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎710] (853/1782)

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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with Bahrain.
no serious difficulties, for the Ka'ab chief; mollified by the surrender of
the chief criminal, accepted the assurances of the British Resident that
the Shaikhs of Sharjah and Lingeh and their subjects as a whole were
innocent. The Qawasim, apparently expecting se?ere reprisals, had in
the meanwhile formed their I'asrah-bound vessels, 2^ in all, into a fleet
sailing together for mutual protection.
In December 1841 a case much more dilKcult of settlement arose
through the seizure at Muhammareh of a Batilbelonging to Abu Dhabi;
this act was committed under the orders of Shaikh Faris, the Ka'ab
chief of the day, who justified it by reference to an untenable claim of
his own, more than 80 years old, against the Bani Yas tribe. After a
protracted controversy, of which the particulars are described in the
history of 'Arabistan, the Batil was returned to the owners througrh the
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British authorities in May 1845.
The intervention of the Trucial Shaikhs in Bahrain affairs was now
discountenanced by the British Government in the same manner as
their interference in Persia. In 1843 permission to assist the ex-chief
of Bahrain, 'Abdullah-bin-Ahmad, was positively refused to the
Shaikhs of Sharjah and Dibai by whom it had been sought, and the
more prudent Shaikh of Abu Dhabi himself voluntarily declined to
listen to overtures from the other contending faction in Bahrain. In
July 1851, however, the questions pending between the Shaikh of
Bahrain and the Wahhabi Amir were amicably adjusted by the Shaikh
of Abu Dhabi, in whose conduct upon this occasion there was nothing
reprehensible.
Leading
motives.
Internal affairs of Trucial 'Oman, 1835-53.
Ihe internal history of Trucial ^Oman at this time, relating chiefly
to petty wars among the principalities, is confusing and monotonous;
but it is not altogether without meaning or explanation. The central
fact is a contest for the general paramountcy between the Shaikhs of
Sharjah and Abu Dhabi: a contest in which, after the first, the power of
Sharjah appeared relatively to decline, and one by which the Shaikh of
Dibai, who held the balance of power, profited so largely and so
unscrupulously that the principals from time to time forgot their
feud in an endeavour to exterminate him by united action.
Besides hostilities treaceable to the antagonism between Sharjah
Abu Dhabi there was, however, much desultory fighting due to
an

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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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