Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani has written six books and published five books and is the award-winning author who won the prestigious awards of the Book Prize of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2012 for his book Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology and the Book Prize of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2009 for his book Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period.



His book Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period (published 2006) features a detailed analysis of Iranian arms and armor from pre-historical times to the end of the Qajar rule in Iran. This book is the first of its kind and is based on over 800 primary and secondary sources, and features a detailed analysis of over 520 artifacts from ten Iranian museums. Some carefully selected items from private collections are also featured in this book. The book won the prize "The World Book Prize of the Islamic Republic of Iran" in the field of Iranian Studies in February 2009.



Dr. Khorasani is also the author of the book Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology (published 2010) that features the inventory of arms and armor of another Iranian museum "The Cultural Institution of the Museums of Bonyad." The lexicon provides a sound and solid base of terminology of arms and armor in Persian by presenting terminology in all of the major types of the Persian language, namely the Avestan, the Old Persian, the Middle Persian (Pahlavi), and the New Persian. Next to each entry, which is written in its phonetic alphabet, the same term in the original script is provided as well.

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Dr. Khorasani is also the author of the book Antique Oriental and Arab Weapons and Armour: The Streshinskiy Collection (published 2010). The Streshinskiy collection of antique arms and armor contains 140 items from different Muslim countries spread over a wide geographical area. These items can be divided into 32 pieces from North, West and East Africa (items from Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Western Sudanic Africa, Sahara, Somalia and Ethiopia), 9 items from the Arabian Peninsula (items from Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen) and 1 item from Iraq, 29 items from the Ottoman Empire, 4 items from Caucasus, 18 items from Iran and 3 items from Afghanistan, 42 items from India and 2 items from Indonesia.

 

Pragmatic Analysis" under Professor Dr. Andreas H. Jucker at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany. His doctoral thesis was published as a book titled The Development of Controversies: From The Early Modern Period to Online Discussion Forums by Peter Lang Verlag Bern in the series "Linguistics Insights" edited by Professor Mauricio Gotti in 2009. Dr. Moshtagh Khorasani holds a Masters degree (Diplom-Anglist) in English linguistics and Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from the University of Giessen (Germany). His thesis was titled "Eliciting Information: The Form and Function of Questions in Marketing Research Questionnaires". He also studied at the University of Wisconsin (USA) and Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). 

 

Dr. Khorasani's last book Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran was published in 2013.  The book deals with academic and practical study of historical archery, swordsmanship and war wrestling in Iran/Persia and povides a detailed analysis of all historical weapons used in the history of Iran.  The techniques of each weapon are desribed and detailed in an authentic way so that not only researchers can benefit from the book but the practitioners of historical martial arts can also easily follow the instructions and practice the art.  The book Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran was published by Niloufar Books soon.

His next book Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran will be published by Niloufar Books in 2017.

 

Title of the book: Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran

Author: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Publisher: Niloufar Books, Frankfurt am Main

Status: In print

Estmiated publication date: End of 2016

Non-binding pre-orders can be taken

Contact: info@mmkhorasani.com

 

The book presents a thorough and detailed analysis of the introduction and development of historical firearms in Iran. The present book is a result of years of study on historical Persian manuscripts on firearms making, classification and usage and as well as an analysis of the Persian firearms kept in the Military Museum of Tehran. These artifacts are described, analyzed and presented in the catalogue by showcasing magnificent colored pictures of 100 artifacts which belonged to the personal royal collection of Nassereddin Shah Qajar. The first chapter of the book, titled "Matchlock Muskets", deals with the history of the introduction and development of matchlock muskets in Iran. The next chapter, "Flintlock Muskets", describes the flintlock mechanism and flintlock muskets. ... More

Title of the book: Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran

Author: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Publisher: Niloufar Books

Printed in Germany, 2013

The book Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran is  a reference manual on the historical Iranian martial arts in application. The martial arts have influenced all aspects of the ten thousand year history, language and culture of the Iranian people, and remain to this day integral to the Iranian national identity as clearly demonstrated in the Persian epic the Book of Kings. A unique martial culture has permeated all of the most important artifacts of ancient (bronze- and iron age Luristan and Marlik sites), classical (Achemenid, Parthian and Sassanids), medieval (Samanids) and early modern and modern Iran (Safavid, Afsharid, Zand and Qajar periods), in its art and archaeology, literature, physical culture and national outlook. More

Title of the book: Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology
Author: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani
Publisher: Legat Publishers (Tübingen, Germany)
Number of pages: 560 pages
Printed in Germany, 2010

With over 5700 entries, the book Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology provides a sound and solid base of terminology of arms and armor in Persian so that military historians, historians, museum curators, researchers and collectors and also people interested in reading historical accounts and epic stories would be able to understand and use the appropriate terms related to each certain type of weapons. More

Title of the book: Oriental and Arab Antique Weapons and Armour: The Streshinskiy Collection
Author: Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani
Publisher: Antiga Arabia (Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates)
Number of pages: 334 pages
Printed in Italy, 2010

The Streshinsky collection of antique arms and armor contains 140 items from different Muslim countries spread over a wide geographical areas. These items can be divided into 32 pieces from North, West and East Africa (items from Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Western Sudanic Africa, Sahara, Somalia and Ethiopia), .... More

Title of the Book: The Development of Controversies: From the Early Modern Period to Online Discussion Forums
Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Number of pages: 304 pages

Publisher: Peter Lang Bern, Switzerland

Printed in Germany, 2009

Has the internet changed the nature of conducting controversies? This question cannot be answered easily as different forms of human interaction in an online environment exist and controversies in an online environment have not been analyzed from a linguistic point of view so far. More

Title of the Book: Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period

Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Number of pages: 780 pages

Publisher: Legat Verlag

Printed in Germany, 2006

This book Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, which encompasses not only the holdings of some 10 different museums but also private collections, is an extremely impressive volume, some three inches thick, fully illustrated throughout. More

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