International Scientific Conference “Historical Arms and Armour in Museum and Private Collections”

International Scientific Conference “Historical Arms and Armour in Museum and Private Collections”, October 24 – 26, 2017. The Moscow Kremlin Museums (The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site) holds an international scientific conference ‘Historical weapons in museum and private collections’. The conference aims to exchange knowledge and information between researchers and…

An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian archery manuscript written by al-Abdolrāji Abu Torāb al-Musavi al-Qad Makāhi on a day of Jumada al-Thani, the year 1114 (November 1702)

Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani and Bede Dwyer Abstract: The present article provides a translated and annotated text of a Persian archery manuscript. This untitled manuscript on archery is kept in the Majlis Library (Library of Iranian Parliament; Ketābkhāne-ye Majles Irān) with the inventory number 149. It consists of 43 pages. The author of the archery manuscript…

Typology of shamshir hilts

Miloserdov D. Abstract: The article describes the Persian sabre “shamshir” dated by the end of 18th – the beginning of 20th. The author highlights the characteristic features of the “classic” shamshir: long blade curved substantially has a lenticular or flat cross-section, a simple hilt with an offset pommel and two lengthy quillons. The article shows…



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