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Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia   

  • Product Details

    Product #
    Author(s)
    Lorimer, J.G.
    City
    Country
    United Kingdom 
    Language
    English 
    ISBN - Print Edition
    9781852070304 
    ISBN - Digital Edition
    Year - Print Edition
    2003 
    Year - Digital Edition
    Publisher - Print Edition
    Publisher - Digital Edition
    -  
    Platform
    Subject
    History, 19th Century and Earlier
    Subject
    History, 20th-21st Centuries
     
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  • Description

    This is the most important single source of historical material on the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Lorimer´s Gazetteer was compiled with the original intention of providing British agents and policymakers in the Gulf, India and London with "a convenient and portable handbook to the places and interests with which they are likely to be concerned". Better documentation was regarded as an essential prerequisite to the strengthening of British influence in the area during a period of increasing international tension. The original edition was issued as a secret document by the British Government in India in 1908 and 1915. The range of the Gazetteer is extensive and complex, with descriptive text supported by a variety of annexes and appendices, including historical analyses, texts of treaties and special essays on subjects of interest.