Weapons by Michele Lorenzoni in the Collection of the Gatchina Palace

Rodionov E. A. (2020). Oruzhie Mikele Lorenconi v kollekcii Gatchinskogo dvorca [Weapons by Michele Lorenzoni in the Collection of the Gatchina Palace]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 9, pp. 12 — 34. Rodionov E. A. Abstract: The article deals with the weapons made by Michele Lorenzoni, the most famous Florentine gun master of the late 17th- beginning of the 18th centuries, which are curated in the Gatchina palace museum. These are a gorgeous repeating gun № ГДМ-65-IX and an ordinary flintlock gun № ГДМ-707-IX, which lock was made by Lorenzoni. The repeating flintlock gun № ГДМ-65-IX represents a very rare constructive variant of the Lorenzoni system that is usually called the ‘mixed’ system (sistema misto). The ‘Mixed’ system guns, by contrast with the ones of its simpler and quite widespread variants, were made by Michele Lorenzoni solely. This system presumes powder magazine and bullet magazine to be situated in…

Bogdanov A. E.

Information about the author Andrey E. Bogdanov – Junior researcher of the “Arsenal” Department, Curator of the west-european armour collection, The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles On the Origin of Armour-marking in the German-speaking Lands

Biskup N. R.

Information about the author Nadezhda R. Biskup – Researcher of the “Arsenal” Department, Curator of the pole and edged arms collection, The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles The Collection of Corps Weapons from the State Hermitage Museum “Arsenal”

Pyatnitsky Yu. A.

Information about the author Dr. Yuri A. Pyatnitsky – Senior researcher of the Byzantium and Middle East Sector of the Oriental Department, Curator of Byzantine icons collection, The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles A saber with an Image of St. George from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum

Rodionov E. A.

Information about the author Eugeny A. Rodionov – Senior research officer, Curator of the armoury department, Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Weapons by Michele Lorenzoni in the Collection of the Gatchina Palace

Historical Weaponology 8 2020

“Weapons History Journal”, 8, 2020

Editorial Sheremetev D. A. Weapon as a Party to a Relationship Kurochkin A. Y. An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture Miloserdov D. Y. Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn Malozyomova E. I. Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran Neratova E. I. Review: D. Y. Miloserdov “Edged Weapons of Afghanistan 19 – early 20th century” Barkan A. Review: D. Y. Miloserdov “Edged Weapons of Afghanistan 19 – early 20th century” Malozyomova E. I., Obrazcov Vs. N. 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) Lazarevskaja E. G. Exhibition…

Exhibition Overview: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I”. The Metropolitan Museum

Lazarevskaya E. G. O vystavke «Poslednij rycar’. Iskusstvo, dospehi i ambicii Maksimiliana I» v muzee Metropoliten [Exhibition Overview: “The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I”. The Metropolitan Museum]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 220 — 223. Lazarevskaja E. G. Download article in Russian

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)

Malozyomova E. I., Obraztsov Vs. N. Obzor vystavki iz sobranija Gosudarstvennogo Jermitazha «”Szhimaja rukojat’ mecha…”. Voinskaja kul’tura i oruzhejnye tradicii Blizhnego Vostoka» v Omskom oblastnom hudozhestvennom muzee imeni M. A. Vrubelja (8 nojabrja 2019 goda – 24 maja 2020 goda) [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)]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 212 — 219. Malozyomova E. I., Obraztsov Vs. N. Download article in Russian

Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran

Malozyomova E. I. (2020). Holodnoe oruzhie i ritual’no-teatralizovannye predstavlenija v Irane [Edged Weapons and Ritualized Theatrical Performances in Iran]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 151 — 189. Malozyomova E. I. Abstract: The article is devoted to the analyzes of number of Iranian edged weapons, lacking any fighting efficiency but distinctively ornamented, from the collections of the Russian museum of ethnography and Peter the Great Museum of anthropology and ethnography (the Kunstkamera). Such weapons of diversified types (sabers, swords, daggers, battle-axes, defensive weapons) form a considerable part of museum collections, and evidently were produced by quantities in Iran, from where they appeared in the museums either directly, that is important, or via the antique shops in Europe and Russia in the second half of the 19th-the beginning of the 20th centuries. Based on the complex analyses of both the objects, and primary sources as well as research literature…

Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn

Miloserdov D. Y. (2020). Osobennosti opredelenija materiala rukojatej vostochnogo klinkovogo oruzhija, a takzhe hudozhestvennyh i dekorativno-prikladnyh izdelij, izgotovlennyh iz roga nosoroga [Specifity of Identification of the Materials, Used for Oriental Edged Weapons Handles Manufacturing, as well as Pieces of Applied Arts, Made of Rhinoceros Horn]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 135 — 150. Miloserdov D. Y. Abstract: The article actualizes the problem of correct identification and distinguishing of osteological materials, used for manufacturing of different pieces of applied arts, including the handles of edged weapons. The author states these materials to be often described as just “horn”, though horns of different mammals were used. The most complex the problem is with the describing of the objects made of the horn of the rhinoceros. It causes not only mistakes in museum descriptions, but also more serious aftereffects, concerning the definition of insurance value of the objects transported and…

An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture

Kurochkin A. Y. (2020). Opyt germenevticheskogo podhoda k resheniju gnoseologicheskoj problemy interpretacii predmetov istoricheskogo oruzhija Indii kak veshhej-simvolov tradicionnoj kul’tury [An Attempt of Hermeneutic Approach to Solve a Problem, Concerning the Interpretation of Indian Historical Weapons as Signs-Objects of Traditional Culture]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 93 — 134. Kurochkin A. Y. Abstract: The current research presents a bash, had at analyzes of historical weapons of India,  using the cohesive approach, which was proposed by scholars for studying objects, acting in the traditional cultures and having profound symbolic meaning alongside their utilitarian functions. Simultaneously, the very role of these objects and the range of their practical use are comprehended in terms of their ritual, ceremonial, cultic, and other ways of application, which were not the less practical in the traditional cultures. Today the most common approach used for Indian weapons studying is still the one, which was…

Weapon as a Party to a Relationship

Sheremetev D. A. (2020). Oruzhie kak sub’ekt otnoshenij [Weapon as a Party to a Relationship]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 8, pp. 4 — 85. Sheremetev D. A. Abstract: The article represents a shot, taken at analyzes of weapon as a party to a relationship in the realm of traditional military cultures. The grounds for the question are the folkloristic data and ethnographic watch that testify the specific for the traditional cultures way of weapon perception, which goes far beyond the instrumental approach, typical for the modern cultures. In a traditional culture object, in general, and weapon, in particular, obtains semantic ties with mythological era of the Creation and hence, have its own cultural status. The special position of weapon in the cultural hierarchy presumes its complex internal structure, which permits it to exist adequately in the system of relationship with other objects and the universe. The current research…