Information about the author

Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani – is a leading researcher in the area of historical arms and armor from Iran and Iranian military history, doctrines and strategies.  He has published five books.  Among these his book “Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period” and “Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology” have won the prestigious prize of “World Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran” granted by the Iranian Ministry of Culture.  His sixth book “Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran” is going to be published soon.  He has published 151 print articles in different journals across the world, many of them are leading academic and military history journals (Frankfurt, German).