Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online

The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia is one of the most important European primary sources for the study of the modern Gulf region from the 17th to the early 20th century. The Gazetteer was compiled and written by John Gordon Lorimer (1870-1914), an official of the Indian Civil Service. The Gazetteer was intended as handbook for British policy makers and agents in the area. The wealth of historical, political and geographical information from which Lorimer composed the Gazetteer was sourced from official documents of the British government in India and the Gulf, from British naval and military establishments and the East India Company archives, and first-hand research and surveys. It is the fullest account of the state of knowledge of the region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as such is still an important tool for researchers. This full-text searchable online version offers scholars and students unique possibilities to study and consult this important work.

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Table of contents

Prelims

Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Volume 1

Chapter 1. General History of the Persian Gulf Region
Chapter 2. The Oman Sultanate
Chapter 3. Trucial Oman
Chapter 4. History of Qatar
Chapter 5. History of Bahrain
Chapter 6. History of Hasa
Chapter 7. History of Kuwait
Chapter 8. History of Najd or Central Arabia
Chapter 9. History of Turkish Iraq
Chapter 10. History of Arabistan
Chapter 11. Persian Coast and Islands
Chapter 12. Persian Makran
Appendices
Appendix A: Meteorology and Health in the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix B: Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix C: The Pearl and Mother-of-Pearl Fisheries of the Persian Gulf
Appendix D: Date Production and the Date Trade in the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix E: Fisheries in the Persian Gulf
Appendix F: Sailing Craft of the Persian Gulf
Appendix G: Transport Animals and Livestock of the Persian Gulf
Appendix H: Religion and Sects of the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix I: Western Christianity and Missions in the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix J: The Telegraphs of the Persian Gulf in Their Relation to the Telegraph Systems of Persia and Turkey
Appendix K: Mail Communication and the Indian Post Office in the Persian Gulf
Appendix L: The Slave Trade in the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix M: Epidemics and Sanitary Organisation in the Persian Gulf Region
Appendix N: The Arms and Ammunition Traffic in the Gulfs of Persia and Oman
Appendix O: The Imperial Persian Customs
Appendix P: Cruise of His Excellency Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in the Persian Gulf
Appendix Q: Brittish and Foreign Diplomatic Political and Consular Representation in the Countries Bordering on the Persian Gulf
Appendix R: Books of Reference
Appendix S: Explanation of the System of Transliteration

Geographical and Statistical Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman, and Central Arabia
(This is a geographical dictionary containing hundreds of entries describing towns, villages, religion, tribes, dialects, taxation, architecture, natural features, systems of administration, and archaeology and 56 contemporary photographs, in alphabetical order from Abadilah–Zubarah.)

Official Documents and Reports
Treaties and Undertakings in Force Between the British Government and Sultans of Maskat and Oman 1845—1914.
Undertakings of a confidential nature between the Trucial Chiefs of Oman and the British Government
Treaties and Undertakings in force between the British Government and the Rulers of Kuwait.
Treaties and Undertakings in force between the British Government and the Rulers of Bahrain.
Treaties and Agreements between the British Government and Certain Arab Rulers and between these Rulers, Inter Se
Persian Gulf, Naval Staff report June 1919
Persian Gulf, Handbook June 1919
Historical Summary of Events in Territories of the Ottoman Empire, Persia and Arabia
Persian Gulf Pilot
Military Report on the Arabian Shores of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, Trucial Oman and Oman. 1933.
Military Report and Route Book. The Arabian States of the Persian Gulf 1939

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