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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎843] (998/1782)

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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843
Ifei:
Amir to join with the Qawasim in a naval attack upon Bagrah and upon
their own "'Atbi brethren at Kuwait.
In 1810 the Wahhabi Government, who had lately strengthened
their position 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. by entering into arrangements with
R ahmah-bm-Jabir, the head of the dissident Jalahimah section and he
most influential personage at the time in Qatar, appointed an agent or
Wakil to superintend on their behalf the administration of Bahrain, Hasa
and Qatar; this individual was named •'Abdullah-bin-''Ufaisan, and his
usual residence appears to have been in Bahrain. The authority of the
'Atbi Shaikhs in local matters was maintained ; but they were obliged to
pay tribute through the Wakil, and Wahhabi teachers were stationed in
the principality to convert the people to the reformed doctrines.
In 1811, however, embarrassments having arisen upon his western
frontier in consequence of the gradual advance of the Egyptians upon
that side, the Wahhabi Amir reduced his garrisons in Bahrain and
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. j and Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat immediately profited by the opportu
nity to attack both places. Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. was burnt, and in Bahrain the W ahhabi
Wakil was taken prisoner and the 'Utub were restored to power, but in
subordination—so Saiyid Sa^id afterwards declared—to Masqat. In
the same year a desperate action was fought at sea between the Utub
of Bahrain and Rahmah-bin-Jabir, of which the result was favourable to
the Shaikhs of Bahrain.
In 1813 the 'Utiib of Bahrain, whose interests at this time coincided
with those of the Saiyid of Masqat, volunteered to join the latter at
Dibai with a fleet of 15 or 20 sail and a force of ^,000 men for an
expedition against Ras-al-Khaimah; but they did not fulfil their
undertaking. The unexpected failure of Saiyid Sa'id's attack in that
year upon the Qasimi stronghold may have been due, in part, to their
defection.
Bahrain
under strict
Wahhabi
control,
1710-11.
Bahrain
freed from
the Wahha-
bis by the
ruler of
Masqat,
1811.
Short-lived
alliance
between the
'Utub of
Bahrain and
the Saijid of
'Oman,
1811*1813.
Second attack by the Saiyid of'Oman on Bahrain, 1816.
Towards the year 1816 some revulsions of feeling affected the powers Origin of the
interested in Bahrain, and new combinations were formed. The ra P tur0 '
'Utub of the islands now sought the protection of the Wahhabis
and entered into a friendship with the Qawasim, while Rahmah-bin-
Jabir ranged himself under the standard of Masqat.

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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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