'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (856/1782)
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 plundered, and three o£ the Na'im were slain, the raiders themselves
returning home with the loss of only two men killed and two wounded.
In July a hollow peace put an end, temporarily, to the war ; but in
August, at the instigation it was believed of the Shaikh of Dibai, Shaikh
Khalifah-bin-Shakhbut with a considerable force of horse and camelry
ravaged the territories of the Bani Qitab, Ghafalah and Na'im and
carried off a number of their camels, which had been collected for safety
at Dhaid while the owners themselves were absent on a foray in the
Batinah district. Promises to restore the booty taken were given by the
Bani \as, but they were not fulfilled.
In November 1843, in consequence of an attack by Ghafalah on a
Dibai caravan. Shaikh Maktum carried fire and sword into the country
of that tribe and of the Na'im, who were allies of Shaikh Sultan-bin-
Saqar, and the result was an approach to a rupture between the two
Shaikhs; but the Qasimi Shaikh from prudential motives so hung back
that even the Ghafalah, incensed at his desertion, turned their arms
against him and threatened to transfer their allegiance to the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi. An inhabitant of Sharjah having been killed by the hand
of a brother of Shaikh Maktum, a crisis again occurred, and again passed
over harmlessly. Finally, a direct collision took place in the interior
between the Ghafalah and the Shaikh of Dibai and several men were killed
on either side : the Shaikh was victorious, but lost the sight of one eye.
In July 1844 the Shaikh of Sharjah set about trying to recover his
lost influence with the tribes of the interior; but in Bedouin state-craft he
showed himself no match for Khaiifah-bin-Shakhbut, who, in the course
of a summer tour, succeeded in attaching to his cause even the tribes
that he had most recently plundered. At Baraimi the Abu Dhabi
Shaikh held a gathering of his friends and allies, which was attended by
Saiyid Hamud-bin-'Azzan, the ruler of Sohar, and Saiyid Qahtan-bin-
Saif, Deputy-Governor of Shinas; but Shaikh Maktum of Dibai, who
was invited to present himself for a settlement of his differences with the
Ghafalah, thought it more prudent to excuse himself and sent his brother
Sa'id in his room.
In 1846 the whole of the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. was involved in war by the
ambition of Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, whose object still appeared to be
the annexation of Umm-al-Qaiwain and ' Ajman and the crippling of
Dibai. The threatened chiefs combined in self-defence against the Shaikh
of Sharjah, who in his turn persuaded Sa'id-bin-Tahnun, a new Shaikh
of Abu Dhabi, unversed as yet in Qasimi duplicity, to enter with him
into a counter-alliance. We are not here concerned with the conduct of
the Umm-al-Qaiwain or of tiie 'Ajman Shaikh, though the steadfastn ess
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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 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:
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