Arabia

السجل التاريخي للخليج وعمان واواسط الجزيرة العربية

Gazetteer of the persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia [As-sijil At-Tarikhi li al-khalij wa 'Uman wa 'awaset al-jazira al-'Arabiyya] ENGLISH & ARABIC TEXT (19 volumes)

$2250

Author:

J. G. Lorimer

Publisher:

Garnet Publishing

Publisher City:

Lebanon

Year:

1995

Edition:

N.A

ISBN:

N.A

Weight:

25000 g

Dimensions:

24*17

Reference ID:

H15576

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

ARAB PERSIAN GULF, QATAR, EMIRATES, OMAN, SAUDI ARABIA, BAHRAIN, WAHHABEES, SLAVE TRADE, BRITISH DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS, INDIA OFFICE, JOHN GORDON LORIMER

Part I Historical (10 vol), Part II Geographical (7 vol), Appendix 1 and 2; this comprehensive work was translated under the supervision of Sultan Qaboos University and "Saint Antony's College" Middle East Center, Oxford University; Arabic and English Text, Hardback binding; appendix, index; set in mint condition.New. Published by Garnet publishing, 1995
The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia was compiled and written by John Gordon Lorimer (1870-1914), an official of the Indian Civil Service, assisted by a dedicated team of researchers from the Political Department of the British government in India. The Gazetteer was originally intended as a 'convenient and portable handbook' for British policy makers and representatives in the area. So thorough were the fact-finding missions which Lorimer undertook over a ten-year period, that the scale of the work escalated; a geographical and statistical volume was published in 1908, to be followed by a two-part historical 'volume' in 1915. A separate portfolio of genealogical charts of the ruling families of the region was also published. For the first time, a comprehensive and accurate bilingual English and Arabic edition of this work is being published. The 2000-page, alphabetically ordered survey which comprises the geographical volume, and the large-scale fold-out map which accompanied it, is being published in seven volumes. The original historical volume, which includes the region's general history from the Abbasid Caliphate of 1258 to the early twentieth century plus individual histories of the eleven political entities within the region, is published as a further ten volumes. In addition, there are two boxed volumes of maps and genealogical tables, bringing the total number of volumes in this set to nineteen. 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, plus, of course, first-hand research and surveys. A bibliography of all previously published explorers' accounts of the region is a further useful resource for researchers. Since being declassified in the 1970s from its original status as 'Secret' and 'For official use only', the Gazetteer has been reproduced in various editions, but this is the first comprehensive and accurate bilingual rendering of the work. A team of translators across the Middle East have worked on rendering both the facts and the style of the original work into Arabic. 
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