1 edition of Arms and armour from Iran: The Bronze Age to the end of the Qajar Period found in the catalog.
|Statement||Legat-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG|
|Publishers||Legat-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 120 p. :|
|Number of Pages||50|
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"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. 2 Ayyaran during the Sassanian period and in later eras 24. 3 Spearheads from Amarlu 16. Bronze and iron weapons from Iran 3. 3 Animal or human-headed maces 18. 5 Kolah khud helmet 20. It is difficult to really stop when reviewing such a high quality book - and I did not cover even half of it!
Each artifact is meticulously studied and cross referenced with other existing pieces. A very comprehensive description of Iranian arms, Iranian history and processes used to create Damascus steel.
FIRES was established in 2010, and is housed and managed by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston ZAH Library. Drawing from more than 500 sources, this study also includes an overview of the development of historical copper, bronze, iron, and steel weapons such as swords, bows, maces, axes, shields, armor, and more.
The author is also careful not to fall into the traps of romanticizing the past or viewing it through a distortive ideology and is still able to maintain a passion which pours through each page. The very beginning of the chapter on crucible steel may not appeal to the conservative-thinking stubborn opponents who are overwhelmed with the theory saying that the name "Damascus steel" refers to a crucible watered steel that was uniquely produced in the city of Damascus by local smiths, and this steel's unique qualities and appeal were attributed to the unique, Vanadium and Molybdenum enriched ore from the mount of Damascus - too bad we cannot check it since the mount was apparently dug down to the ground by the smiths in their quest for this miraculous ore.
The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind. Like Persian Archery and Swordsmanship, the contents of this book could have been split up into several smaller books and each one would have been an excellent reference in its own right.
At last, the author brings us to the Iranian Persian watered crucible steel. 3 Pattern-welded steel blades layered blades 7. 7 Ibn Sina on swords 7. In short, this book is an unprecedented effort by the author who was given access to many collections that were never before seen by the public. The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind.
After the intrusion of Aryan tribes into Iran, new types of weapons were introduced into t he country. hence there is certain amount of misleading information.
1 Joshan and zereh mail 20. Reading about the techniques described made me curious about the material qualities of the weapons and the character of the people who used them, and as the quality of the research was impeccable I decided to buy this book by the same author.
I guess - no, I actually hope that people who grab this book with both their hands do have some basic knowledge of history, and at least some understanding of Persian to know that the word "shamshir" translates to English as "sword" and not "saber".
In-depth information regarding the classification of the various artifacts is also presented, and different signatures on swords and other weapons are illustrated within the treatise, exploring each item in its cultural setting.
The blades' inscriptions linked to known smiths' names - and the author refers to the recognized authorities when describing them.