Dr. Charles Peter Melville

Professor Emeritus of Persian History, Pembroke College, Cambridge President of the British Institute of Persian Studies, British Academy Editorial Board: Iranian Studies (USA): Advisory Council Journal of Persiante Studies (USA): Editorial Board Iranian Studies Series (Leiden): Board of Advisors Kherad va Danesh (Centre of Excellence, Mashhad, Iran): Advisory Board Nouvelle Revue des Etudes Iraniennes (Tehran, Iran): Comité de patronage

Dr. Firuza I. Melville

Ph.D. in Persian Literature, Art and Islamic Studies Director of Research, Shahnameh Centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Asian and Middle East Studies, University of Cambridge Director of Studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies for Pembroke College, Peterhouse and Corpus Christi Editorial Board: ISS (Iranian Studies Series, University of Leiden) TAHQIQ (quarterly peer-reviewed journal of the University of Punjab, Lahore) TIMA (The Islamic Manuscript Association) PEER-REVIEWING for: BIPS (British Institute of Persian Studies, British Academy Journal) BRISMES (The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies) The Royal Asiatic Society journal

Historical Weaponology 7 2019

“Weapons History Journal”, 7, 2019

Content Orlenko S., Novoselov V., Kurmanovsky V. Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber) Senichev V. Rules of the Iberian two-handed sword, compiled by Diego Gomez de Figueiredo in 1651 Talantov S. French-language Marks of Blade Smiths from Kazi-Kumukh (Dagestan) in the 19th Century Kurochkin A. Review: Robert Elgood. Rajput Arms & Armour: The Rathores & Their Armoury at Jodhpur Fort. Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 2017 Obituary E.G.Astvatsaturian Download issue in Russian

Review: Robert Elgood. Rajput Arms & Armour: The Rathores & Their Armoury at Jodhpur Fort. Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 2017

Kurochkin A. (2019). Recenzija na knigu: Robert Elgood. Rajput Arms & Armour: The Rathores & Their Armoury at Jodhpur Fort. Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 2017 [Review: Robert Elgood. Rajput Arms & Armour: The Rathores & Their Armoury at Jodhpur Fort. Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 2017]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 7, pp. 116 — 126. Download article in Russian

Kurmanovsky V. S.

Information about the author Vladimir S. Kurmanovsky – Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) All of author’s articles Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber)

Orlenko S. P.

Information about the author Sergey P. Orlenko – Ph.D., Curator of The Moscow Kremlin Museums, Armoury Chamber. Editorial Board member of WHJ. (Moscow, Russia) All of author’s articles Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber)

Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber)

Orlenko S., Novosyolov V., Kurmanovsky V. (2019). K voprosu o bulatnom oruzhii russkoj raboty XVII v. (po materialam byvshego arhiva Oruzhejnoj palaty) [Revisiting the Russian Weapons from Crucible Steel in the 17th Century (a case study of the former archive of the Armoury Chamber)]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 7, pp. 6 — 88. Orlenko S., Novosyolov V., Kurmanovsky V. Abstract: The problem of the present article is the history of the manufacturing and functioning of weapons made from crucible steel in Russia. It is a challenging question for the local weapon study. The main object of the investigation is the Moscow Armoury Chamber, which was the court workshop and stockpile for the Russian tsars in the 17th century.  The present research is based on the authentic sources concerning the activity of the Armoury Chamber in the 17thcentury. These are the inventories, cash receipts and payment books, documents of the…

Rules of the Iberian two-handed sword, compiled by Diego Gomez de Figueiredo in 1651

Senichev V. (2019). Pravila Iberijskogo dvuruchnogo mecha, sostavlennye Diego Gomesom de Figejredo v 1651 godu [Rules of the Iberian two-handed sword, compiled by Diego Gomez de Figueiredo in 1651]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 7, pp. 89 — 107. Senichev V. Abstract: The article presents a brief review and translation of the treatise titled Memorial Da Prattica do Montante (MS 49.III.20.nº.21) which is devoted to an Iberian two-handed sword by the name of ‘montante’. The treatise is written by the Portuguese Mestre de Campo Diego Gomez de Figueredo for his student, the prince Dom Theodosio de Bragança, son of the king of Portugal Jean IV the Restorer. The treatise by de Figueredo, although being the most recent in terms of creation, is also one of the most comprehensive ones written about the Iberian two-handed sword. The manuscript describes thirty-two rules or regras for a large two-handed sword, designed to strengthen…

French-language Marks of Blade Smiths from Kazi-Kumukh (Dagestan) in the 19th Century

Talantov S. (2019). Klejma oruzhejnikov iz Kazi-Kumuha (Dagestan) serediny XIX veka na francuzskom jazyke [French-language Marks of Blade Smiths from Kazi-Kumukh (Dagestan) in the 19th Century]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 7, pp. 108 — 115. S. Talantov Abstract: The problematics of the investigation of Dagestan weapons dating back to the first half- middle of the 19th century stems from the absence of the background information about the masters due to the continuing military campaigns in the Eastern and Southern Caucasus during the Caucasian war. The Lak village of Kazi-Kumukh is famous as the motherland of seasonal masters such as widely known Guzun Guzunov, Osman Omarov and others who worked in Vladikavkaz in the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. Kazi-Kumukh was the principal village of the Kazi-Kumukh khanate and one of the centers of the weapon manufacturing in Dagestan. The author managed to find and…

Malozyomova E. I.

Information about the author Dr. Elena I. Malozyomova – Researcher of The State Hermitage Museum, assistant professor, Faculty of liberal arts and sciences, Department of Interdisciplinary 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)

Novosyolov V. R.

Information about the author Vasiliy R. Novoselov – Ph.D., Curator of The Moscow Kremlin Museums, Armoury Chamber. Editorial Board member of WHJ. (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)

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