168) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2017). Analysis of Persian Šamšir. In: History of Antique Arms Researches 2016. Collection of Scientific Papers based on Materials of the Second International Conference on Weaponology held in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 16-18, 2016, pp. 102-118. 

 

"The consequential, long tradition of creating arms and armor enabled Iranian artisans and weapon makers, especially sword smiths to reach an extremely high level of mastery and skills. They made swords and other edged weapons such as šamšir that became legendary not only in neighboring countries, but also their beauty and legendary efficiency were known to Russians and other Europeans."

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167) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2017). An Interpretation of Archery Techniques in Persian Archery Manuals: A Practical Application. In: History of Antique Arms Researches 2016. Collection of Scientific Papers based on Materials of the Second International Conference on Weaponology held in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 16-18, 2016, pp. 84-101.

"The goal of the following article is to analyze and compare the archery techniques described in five different Persian archery manuals: a) a manual on archery by Šarif Mohammad the son of Ahmad Mehdi from the period of Shāh Ismā'il Safavid (1502-1524 AD), b) Jāme al-Hadāyat fi Elm al-Romāyat [Complete Guide concerning the Science of Archery] by Nezāmeldin Ahmad ibn Mohammad ibn Ahmad Shojāeldin Dorudbāshi Beyhaqi from 1032 hijra (1622 AD), c) the undated manual Resāle-ye Kamāndāri [Archery Manual] collected by Kapur Chand, d) an archery manual titled Resāle-ye Qosnāmeh [Archery Manual] by an unknown author from the 13th century hijra (18th century AD) and e) an untitled archery manual by Mohammad Zamān dated the year 1212 hijra [1797-1798 AD] from the Malek Library in Tehran."

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                                      166) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr and Bede

                                      Dwyer (2017). Táctica y Armamento en el Periodo

                                      Timūrida, Desperta Ferro: Antigua y Medieval, N. 46,

                                       pp. 26-31.

                                  "  Las campañas que encabezó Timur tenían casi

                               siempre un objetivo punitivo o depertador, Su    

                               tendenciá . . . . . 

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                               Place of publication: Spain

165) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2017). THE ARMS AND ARMOR COLLECTION OF DR. ALEXANDER VON HOFFMEISTER, Quaderni Asiatici 117, Marzo 2017, pp. 87-122.

"The arms and armor collection (see figg. 1 and 2) of Dr. von Hoffmeister shows high quality blades comprising patterned crucible steel blades from Iran, India and Ottoman Turkey, pattern-welded steel barrels and blades from Ottoman Turkey, India, Indonesia, Tibet and China, silver and silver filigree fittings from Iran, India, Sri Lanka, the  Caucasus,  Indonesia and Arabia,  solid gold fittings  from ....."

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Place of publication: Italy

 

164) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2017). Les Shamshirs de Shah Abbas Safavide, N. 137, Avril 2017, 12e Annee, pp. 70-80.

"Shah Abbas Iér (1587-1629) supervisa lui-même de près les affaires militaires du governement safavide tout au long de son règne . . . . ."
Place of publication: France/Iran

163) Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr (2017). Persisches Säbelfechten: Fechttechniken mit dem Shamshir in den mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Quellen. Pallasch: Zeitschrift für Militärgeschichte: Organ der österreichischen Gesellschaft für Heereskunde, 59, Februar 2017, pp. 35-49.

Abstract:

Zahlreiche persische Manuskripte, Gedichte und Geschichten, wie das Shahnameh (Buch der Könige), Majma al-Ansab, Adab al-Harb va al-Shoja-e (Bräuche des Krieges und Mutes) und Dastan Hosseyn Kord-e Shabestari (Geschichte von Hosseyn Kord-e Shabestari) beschreiben detailliert die verschiedenen Techniken der persischen Fechtkunst.

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Place of publication: Austria