Malozyomova E. I.

Information about the author Dr. Elena I. Malozyomova – Researcher of the “Arsenal” Department, Curator of oriental harness collection, The State Hermitage Museum. Assistant professor, Faculty of liberal arts and sciences, Department of Inter-disciplinary Studies in the field of Languages and Literature St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Studying of Persian and Indian Miniature as Primary Source for Weapon History Research (methodological aspects) Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran Exhibition Overview: «“Clutching the hilt of the sword …”. Military culture and the weapons traditions of the Middle East» in the Omsk Regional Art Museum named after M. A. Vrubel (November 8, 2019 – May 24, 2020) European Elements in the Military Culture and Weapon Use in Iran

Novosyolov V. R.

Information about the author Dr. Vasiliy R. Novoselov — Leading Researcher, Curator of the Arms and Armour collection of The Armoury Chamber, The Moscow Kremlin Museums (Moscow, Russia). All of author’s articles The Origins and Appurtenance of Richly Ornamented Weapons Transferred from the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to the Armoury Chamber in 1955 Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber) An officer’s Fate. Junior Captain A.G.Erkudov’s small sword with an award badge of the Order of St. Anne

Senichev V.

Information about the author Senichev Vadim – Assistant of the Department of Archeology, Ancient History and Middle Ages of Moscow Region State University, Moscow, Russia All of author’s articles LE JEU DE LA HACHE – a Burgundian Treatise on Dueling Rules of the Iberian two-handed sword, compiled by Diego Gomez de Figueiredo in 1651

Yarovoj A.

Information about the author Yarovoy Andrey –  Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Engineering Institute of the Don State Agrarian University, Zernograd, Russia All of author’s articles Training System of using shashka by the Don Cossacks

Historical Weaponology 5-6 2018

“Weapons History Journal”, 5-6, 2017/2018

Content Alifer А. What is atajo Malozyomova E., Kurochkin A. Studying of Persian and Indian Miniature as Primary Source for Weapon History Research (methodological aspects) Miloserdov D. The Battle Axes of Afghanistan Novosyolov V. The Origins and Appurtenance of Richly Ornamented Weapons Transferred from the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to the Armoury Chamber in 1955 Samgin S. Edward fon Lenz – a founder of Russian weaponology Senichev V. “Le Jeu de la Hache” – a Burgundian Treatise on Dueling Yarovoj A. Training System of using shashka by the Don Cossacks Lenz E. Russia and the East in the history of weaponology Patton G.S. The Form and Use of the Saber Download issue in Russian

Training System of using shashka by the Don Cossacks

Yarovoj A. (2018). Sistema obuchenija vladeniju shashkoj v kul’ture donskih kazakov [Training System of using shashka by the Don Cossacks]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 146 — 160. Yarovoj A. Abstract: The questions concerning the effectiveness of shashka, its origin and place in the Cossacks history are still among the disputable ones in contemporary Russian weaponology. The article is devoted to the analysis of training system of using shashkain the Cossack traditional culture at the edge of the 19thand 20thcenturies. The investigation was based on the actual pieces of the Don Cossacks edged weapons introduced to the scientific literature as well as on the field data and notes made by ethnographers working at Cossacks villages Starorechenskaja, Romanovskaja, Khomutovskaja, Kazanskaja, Jelizavetinskaja, Krivjanskaja, Starocherkasskaja,Razdorskaja,Verhne-Kundrjuchinskaja, Tsimljanskaja, Jegorlikskaja, Mechetinskaja, etc. Analyzing the vast historical and ethnographical data the author explains and describes institutional origins of the training system of long bladed weapons usage…

LE JEU DE LA HACHE – a Burgundian Treatise on Dueling

Senichev V. (2018). Le jeu de la hache – burgundskij traktat o poedinkah [LE JEU DE LA HACHE – a Burgundian Treatise on Dueling]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 131 — 145. Senichev V. Abstract: The article presents a brief review and the author’s translation of a treatise on fencing «Le Jeu de la Hache» (MS Francias 1996)or “Games with poleax”. This anonymous manuscript in Middle French was presumably written in the 15thcentury by a Milan fencing master at the court of Burgundian duke Charles the Brave (1433 – 1477) and consists of 18 pages (240 x 160 mm) of handwritten text. The treatise is devoted to the only weapon, a poleax, and contains the description of the largest known number of skills and techniques of the weapon usage. The treatise is divided into 78 paragraphs grouped in three parts – an introductory one describing the ways of combat between right-handed warriors and the part showing…

Edward fon Lenz – a founder of Russian weaponology

Samgin S. (2018). Jeduard Jeduardovich Lenc kak osnovatel’ rossijskogo oruzhievedenija [Edward fon Lenz – a founder of Russian weaponology]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 111 — 130. Samgin S. Abstract: The article deals with the creative legacy of Edward fon Lenz (1856-1919) who appeared to become a founder of Russian weaponology. Today for a variety of reasons his papers except the most important ones are almost unknown in Russia. The focus of his interests lying in the field of historical weapons studying was very wide ranging from the systematization and description of the Russian collections of weapons to the analysis of archaeological arms and armour, from the studying of the weapon manufacturing centers to the general popularization of the weaponology. He wrote both small articles and major works, the deep scientific papers and general-audience essays. The best period for his scientific life was the years between 1899 and 1918…

The Origins and Appurtenance of Richly Ornamented Weapons Transferred from the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to the Armoury Chamber in 1955

Novosyolov V. (2018). Proishozhdenie i prinadlezhnost’ gruppy dragocennogo oruzhija, postupivshej v oruzhejnuju palatu iz Ministerstva Oborony SSSR v 1955 godu. [The Origins and Appurtenance of Richly Ornamented Weapons Transferred from the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to the Armoury Chamber in 1955]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 77 — 110. Novosyolov V. Abstract: The article is devoted to the group of richly decorated edged weapons transferred from the Ministry of Defense of the USSR by order of G.K. Zhukov, the Minister of Defense, to the Kremlin Armoury Chamber in 1955. The group consists of two daggers, a Caucasus cavalry word (shashka) and seven sabers. One of the daggers represents an Iranian dagger type usually called “khanjar”, the other is a Caucasus “kama”. Two sabers are of “Asian type” with golden mounts decorated with colored enamel, diamonds and other precious stones. Another saber represents again the “Asian type”…

The Battle Axes of Afghanistan

Miloserdov D. (2018). Boevye topory Afganistana [The Battle Axes of Afghanistan]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 66 — 76. Miloserdov D. Abstract: Axe is a short-bladed weapon of slashing blow and simultaneously one of the oldest weapons for a close combat. Because of its great effectiveness stemming from the combination of arm-handle and relatively heavy and massive blade with short and hence well centered striking surface axe was very handy and consequently favored weapon to fight close-in from day one. In the eastern countries it was also quite popular and widespread. Good number of battle axes being used in India and Persia were known and described while axes which were current in near by Afghanistan haven’t deserved the scholarly attention yet. Two main types of battle axes which could be called the “afghan” one are distinguished today and several their variants appear to have been typical for the…

Studying of Persian and Indian Miniature as Primary Source for Weapon History Research (methodological aspects)

Malozyomova E., Kurochkin A. (2018). Osobennosti metodologii issledovanija persidskoj i indijskoj miniatjury kak istochnika po izucheniju istorii oruzhija [Studying of Persian and Indian Miniature as Primary Source for Weapon History Research (methodological aspects)]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 27 — 65. Malozyomova E. Kurochkin A. Abstract: The article is devoted to the aspects of using oriental miniature as a primary source. Drawing on a number of concrete samples of Persian and Indian miniature art, the authors reveal the dependence of the painting informational validity on the understanding of its authenticity and the place, time and circumstances of its creation. The only way to get the relevant data is the usage of different approaches to the study of miniatures illustrating epic and mythological stories, court chronicles, fairy tales or historical events as well as paying attention to the aims of miniature making: either for an only aristocratic patron or for the…

What is atajo

Alifer A. (2018). Chto est’ atajo [What is atajo]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 5-6, pp. 5 — 26. Alifer A. Abstract: The article is devoted to the term atajo – one of the words used in the Spanish fencing school La Verdadera Destreza. The term can’t be either translated or corresponded with any other one from thesaurus of both different fencing schools and even more so contemporary competitive fencing. Hence atajo can claim being the most complex term in destreza. As a rule in the guidebooks for fencing the word is taken for granted but it the course of time it lost its true meaning which is obscure today. Analyzing the texts by the Spanish fencing masters like Don Luis Pacheco de Narváez, Dom Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo, Francisco Antonio de Ettenhard y Abarca and others and comparing the information with the contemporary linguistic data the author speculates about the…