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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎839] (994/1782)

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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839
When the Dutch under Earon Kniphausen formed a settlement on
Kharag at the end of 1753, it "was strongly suspected that they meant
to seize Bahrain, and the suspicion for some time continued to Le enter
tained ; but, if they harboured the design thus attributed to them ; thfty
took no steps to carry it into effect.
Dutch tiewa
1753-66.
Conquest of Bahrain from the Persians by the Arabs, 1783.
The recent history of Bahrain may be said to date from 1783, in
■which year the Persians, then in possession, were expelled from the islands.
The Arab horde which drove them out was led by the Shaikhs of the
■"Utub; but it included contingents from numerous tribes of the
Arabian mainland.
The conflict in Bahrain may have been provoked by Persian
aggression upon Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , a flourishing settlement on the adjacent
coast of Qatar which had been founded a few years previously by J Atbi
settlers from the port of Kuwait. This place Shaikh Nasir, Governor of
Bushehr and Bahrain under the Persians, was commissioned by Karim
Khan, Zand, to reduce ; and as early as 1777, apparently, some attempt
was made by him to carry out his instructions.
After the death of Karim Khan, the power of Persia as a Government
being for the time paralysed, the Arabs of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. retaliated, probably
in 178*2, by a descent on the Island of Bahrain ; they defeated Shaikh
N asir in the field, drove him to his fort, plundered and destroyed the
town of Manamah, and took possession of a Bushehr vessel with which
they retired to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
As related in the history of Qatar, a counter-attack was next made
upon the ■'Utub of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. by the Shaikh of Bushehr with the aid of
supporters from Ras-al-Khaimah and Hormuz ; but it was ignominiously
repulsed. A message from Shaikh !Nasir informing his son, who had
been left in charge of Bahrain, of the defeat of the Persians and urging
him to hold out resolutely in Bahrain, was meanwhile intercepted at sea
by a fleet of six large vessels and a number of boats despatched by the
'Utub of Kuwait to the relief of their kinsmen at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ; and this
expedition, having changed their destination, ran to Manamah, seized
and set fire to the town, and shut the Persian garrison up in the citadel.
The northern "'Utub were joined in Bahrain, as quickly as the available
means of transport would admit, by the 'Utub of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and Huwais
Invasion of
Bahrain by
the 'Utub,
1782.
Capture of
Bahrain by
the 'Utub and
other Arabs,
1783.

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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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