Articles in print journals and magazines (2011)

80) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Linguistic Terms Describing Different Types of Armour in Persian Manuscripts, GLADIUS: Estudios sobre armas antiguas, arte militar y vida cultural en oriente y occidente, XXXI (2011), pp. 149-188.

 

"Persian manuscripts often mention different types of armour worn by warriors on the battlefield. To the readers of epic stories, historical books and manuscripts, and poems, these terms present an enigma as without a thorough understanding of the shape and function of different types of armour and their proper historical usage, readers will not be able to understand the texts properly. . . . "

Place of publication: Spain

 

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79) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). A History of the Development of Spears and Lances in Iran, Quaderni Asiatici

94, n. 91 - giugno, pp. 65-89.

 

 

 

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78) Singh, Arun and Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (2011). An Analysis of Qur'anic Inscriptions on Safavid, Afsharid, Zand and Qajar Period Iranian Arms and Armour. Quaderni Asiatici 96, n. 96 - Dicembre 2011, pp. 129-162.

 

"This paper shall provide and overview and discuss the significance of Qur’anic or otherwise clearly Arabic and Persian inscriptions related to Islamic prayers and writings and designs as they appear on a great number of surviving artefacts of Iranian arms and armour belonging to the Islamic period. . . ."

Place of publication: Italy

 

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77) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Tabaqebandi-ye Fulād-de Johardār bar Asās-e Nosxehā-ye Xatti (Classification of Persian Watered Steel on the Basis of Old Manuscripts). Journal of the Iranian Studies. Faculty of Literature and Humanities. Šahid Bāhonar University of Kermān. Volume 9, Number 18, Autumn 2010, pp. 243-281.

Place of publication: Iran

 زیبایی فولاد جوهردار ایرانی در طول قرن ها خیلی از ملت ها را تحت تاثیر خود قرار داده است . خطوط سفید مجلل درهم گره خورده در زمینه تاریک، اطلاعات زیادی را در مورد آهنگری فولاد در اختیار ما قرار می دهند. این نقوش درهم شمشیرمتفاوت است. با این وجود، نقوش را می توان به گروه های کلی متفاوت تقسیم کرد. هر تیغه فولاد جوهردار منحصر به فرد و یگانه است. لغات متفاوتی برای وصف کردن نقوش فولاد جوهردار در نسخه های خطی ایرانی وجود دارد . . . .

 

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76) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011).  By My Armour.  Classic Arms and Militaria, Volume XVIII, Issue 4, August/Sept. 2011, pp.26-30. 

 

"Over the centuries, Iranian armour enjoyed an outstanding reputation . Persian armour makers made very well-made armour in terms of quality and also in terms of decoration . . ."

Place of publication: UK

 

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75) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011).  Faszinierende Vielfalt, Schwert & Klinge, Sonderausgabe Nr. 13, pp. 83-85.

 

"Kaum eine Kultur ist so reich an Angriffs- und Defensivwaffen wie das Persische Reich. Das führt jedoch auch dazu, dass das Feld für Sammler und Forscher recht unübersichtlich ist. So wird der Begriff Shamshir (Šamšir) oft nur für einen bestimmten

Säbeltyp mit sehr starker Krümmung gehalten. . . ."

Place of publication: Germany

 

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74) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Restoring the Lion's Claw.  Classic Arms and Militaria, Volume XVIII, Issue 2, April/May 2011, pp. 40-43.

 

"Crucible steel blades have a beautiful pattern, but this can be wiped out due to chemical actions (such as rust and pitting) and physical influences (such as unprofessional polishing and daily use). . . .".

Place of publication: UK


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Book Reviews in Print Journals (2011)

73) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Recensioni Libri (Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War). Quaderni Asiatici 95, n. 95 - Settembre 2011, pp. 105-119.

 

"Dr. Kaveh Farrokh has done extensive research on Ancient Iran consulting not only international sources but also Iranian sources and, in this book, has combined a general history together with the product of his extensive research on the military history of the Ancient Iran. As far as the military history of the Achemenian, Parthian and Sassanian periods is concerned, without any doubt, this book is and will remain a very important source and an extremely valuable one. . . ."

Place of publication: Italy

 

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Auction House Catalogs (2011)

72) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Translation and Identification of Cataloging of Items 6002 and 6003, Bonhams & Butterfields: Antique Arms, Armor and Modern Sporting Guns, Monday December 6, 2011, pp. 10-11.

"The curved 34 inch blade . . . Inlaid in gold with a maker's cartouche reading Mesri Mo'alam. Silver guard . . ."

Place of Publication: USA

 

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71) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011).  Translation and Identification of Cataloging of Items 9077 and 9078, Bonhams & Butterfields: Antique Arms, Armor and Modern Sporting Guns, Monday June 20, 2011, pp. 30-33.

 

"The curved 10 1/2 inch double edged Persian blade of dark, watered steel chiseled with a narrow central rib and with an inscription above the hilt reading Amal-e Feyzollāh Šuštari/Yā Fattāh (The work of Feyzollah of Sustar; the reverse with Nasron Min Allahi Wa Fathon Qareeb (Help from God and Early Victory). The green nephrite hilt inlaid overall with a delicate arabesque design in gold. . . ."

Place of publication: USA


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Exhibition Catalogs (2011)

70) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). The Power of Iranian Steel: From Iron to the Crucible Steel.  Tehran: Cultural Institute of Museums Mostazafan Foundation (Weapon Storage) (20 pages).

"The art of metalwork in general and of weapon making in particular has a very long tradition in Iran, dating back to prehistoric times. Metal objects from the pre-Islamic era of Iran, including those dating back to the Luristan, Achaemenian, Parthian and Sassanian periods, as well as those from the Islamic era of Iran such as the Saljuq, Timurid . . ."

Place of publication: Iran


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69) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2011). Montaxab-e Āsār-e Rezā Farajian (Work's Collection of Reza Farajian). Zanjān: Šinak (16 pages).

Place of publication: Iran

 



وی تنها پسر اسثاد مرحوم حسین فرجیان است که یکی از بزرگترین اساتید صنعت چاقوسازی زنجان بوده و چاقوسازی را نزد استاد یحیی قدوسی آموخته بود

 

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