Research Paper

John Gordon Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia

2 pages | 540 words

John Gordon Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persia Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia is a comprehensive account of the history, geography and people of this region. Lorimer was an Indian civil service official who spent a considerable amount of time in the Gulf region and used his personal knowledge to give a detailed account of the various Shaikhdoms which made up central and Eastern Arabia. The book gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the people in these regions and the various economic activities that took place, such as the slave trade and the Indian Ocean trade.