Legat-Verlag Arms and Armor from Iran


Interviews & Events

May 2009, Interview with Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani about his book "Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period" in
Daneshmand, May 2009 Issue

May 2008, The Iranian journalist Mr. Amir Parizad interviewed Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani for the anniversary of Ferdwosi, the famed Iranian poet.  Mr Moshtagh Khorasani was among a selected few experts on Iranian history who were interviewed, among them were Ostad Fereydun Joneydi, Dr. Mahmud Bakhtiari, Ostad Adib Borumand, Ms. Giti Purfazel, and Ms. Pariya Mavandi. [PDF]

November 2007, Radio Interview with Mr. Sohrab Akhavan On 21 of November, the renowned TV and radio producer and writer Mr. Sohrab Akhavan conducted a radio interview with Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani in his program "Yek Ghashogh Shekar" at 9 p.m. L.A. Time that lasted for one hour. Mr. Akhavan asked Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani about his book, research and further research projects. The interview was conducted in Persian.

October 2007, International Book Fair in Frankfurt 2007 – Year of the humanities [PDF] Manouchehr Moshtagh, an expert in the field of Persian art and cultural history, explains International Book Fair in Frankfurt symbols and various images, especially those on Iranian Arms and Armor.

Bilder Lesen Lernen – Symbole in der persischen Kunst [PDF] »Manouchehr Moshtagh, Sachverständiger im Bereich persische Kunst und Kultur, erläutert Symbole und verschiedene bildhafte Darstellungen insbesondere auf Werken der iranischen Schmiedekunst. «

ITV interview with the TV host Ms. Afruz Eslami April 16,
2007 (Farvardin 27, 1386), 22:30 (Tehran time) in News of Channel 3
While the US movie "300" has nothing to do with the reality of Iranian past and could only impress people who do not know about the glorious past of Iran, Mr. Moshtagh Khorasani describes in his book “Arms and Armor from Iran” the historical facts on an academic and scientific basis and shows how it should be done. As the only person in the world he has analyzed the collections of over 10 Iranian museums for the first time. [MOV]

May 8th 2007, Presentation of Arms and Armor from Iran by Mr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani at the “Kuratorium zur Förderung historischer Waffensammlungen” (Association for the promotion of historical arms collections), one of the largest associations in Germany and Austria for antique collections [MOV]

April 2007, Interview Iran Now Network | www.iran-now.net | [PDF]
"Ich möchte der Öffentlichkeit die Geschichten von iranischen Pahlavanan präsentieren"

Presentation of Arms and Armor from Iran by Mr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani at the International Book Fair (22.03.–25.03.2007) in Leipzig and International Arms Exchange 2007. (22.03.–25.03.2007) in Stuttgart at the stand of the Kuratorium zur Förderung historischer Waffensammlungen (Association for the promotion of historic arms collections).

March 5th 2007 The conference Acquaintance with Nanotechnology During the Safavid Period. the speakers Dr. Khosravi from the Center of Nanotechnology of University of Tehran, Dr. Abdolhamid Hajipour, the dean and the managing director of The University of Cultural Heritage, Dr. Fereydun Joneydi, the head of the Bonyad Neyshaboor, and Mr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani the author of Arms and Armor from Iran as the key speaker.| [MOV]

Impressions of the TV interview with the TV host Ms. Afruz Eslami from the National TV Channel Two on Sunday 13 Esfand 1385 (March 04, 2007). The interview will be broadcast on three national channels in Iran plus the satellites broadcasting in the USA, Europe, and Oceania soon. | [MOV1] | [MOV2]

October 2006, 4th, Frankfurt International Book Fair | [MOV]
Presentation of the book by the Author at hr-Forum
(Hall 3.1 L 110)

September 2006, Interview Persian Mirror | www.persianmirror.com | [PDF]

September 2006, Iran Now Network | www.iran-now.net | [PDF]
Eine Reise durch die Geschichte des Schwertes im Iran

May 2006,
www.theculturalconnect.com | [PDF]

May 2006,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Iranian Studies Group | [WMV]
Lecture about Arms and Armor from Iran,
Monday May 8th 2006, 6:00-7:30 PM

February 2006,
TV interview of Ms. Rastegar Accentproductions | [MOV]

December 2005, Interview Persian Mirror | www.persianmirror.com | [PDF]



April/May 2009, Review in the magazine Jangafzar

August 2008, Islamic Consultative Assembly
| [PDF]

April 2008, Parinaz M. Ghandi, Parsiana [PDF]

February 2008, Ms. Sima Miri,
Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History [PDF]

Dezember 2007, Mark Zalesky, Knife World [PDF]

November 2007, Dr. Jürg Stüssi-Lauterburg,

ASMZ (Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift)

November 2007,
Dr. Robert Dohrenwend,
Journal of Asian Martial Arts [PDF]

October 2007, Mr. Giorgio Brancaglion,
Coltelli [PDF]

September 2007, Jonathan Downs Classical Arms and Militaria [PDF]

September 2007, Persian Heritage [PDF]

September 2007,
Hephaistos – International metalworkers magazine [PDF]
Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter [PDF]

September 2007,
review B. Dillmann-Gräsing [PDF]
review B. Dillmann-Gräsing Translation in English [PDF]

August 2007, M. Gordon Deutsches Waffen Journal [PDF]
: August 2007, M. Gordon Translation in English [PDF]

August 2007, François-Xavier LaSalle La Passion des couteaux [PDF]

August 2007, Steven Dick Tactical Knives [PDF]

July 2007, Hoshang B. Shroff Fezana Journal [PDF]

April 2007, drs. Babak Rezvani is a researcher at Universitet von Amsterdam, Amesterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDST). He works in the research group Territories, Identities and Representations (TIR) (Political and Cultural Geography),
Book review by Babak Rezvani [PDF]
Перевод нарусский [PDF]
Book review by Babak Rezvani (Chinese) |  [PDF]

April 2007, Dr. Hannes Möhring (German), www.kunstbuchanzeiger.de [PDF]
NEW: April 2007, Dr. Hannes Möhring, Translation in English [PDF]
NEW: April 2007, Dr. Hannes Möhring, Перевод нарусский [PDF]
NEW: April 2007, Dr. Hannes Möhring, Translation in Chinese [PDF]

March 2007, Visier – Das Internationale Waffen-Magazin [PDF]

February 2007, Dr. Michael L. Chikindas
NEW: February 20 07,Iran Now Network | [PDF]
NEW: Febru ary 2007,Book review | [PDF]

January 2007, Ms. Vanna Scolari Ghiringhelli is a member and councillor of Italia-Asia Association of Milan and a member of Is.I.A.O. (Italian Institute for Africa and the East), | Book Review Quaderni Asiatici (First page)

January 2007, Ms. Vanna Scolari Ghiringhelli is a member and councillor of Italia-Asia Association of Milan and a member of Is.I.A.O. (Italian Institute for Africa and the East), | Book Review for LEGAT Publishers | [PDF]
Book Review (Перевод нарусский) | [PDF]

December 2006, Ms. Mitra Etezadi, Senior Expert and Consultant for the Preservation and Conservation of Historical Relics, The Head of Conservation Department of Cultural Institutions of Museums | [PDF]

December 2006, Recommendation by Mr. Doug Mullane, Chief Executive Editor of "Arms and Armor from Iran"
| [PDF]

November 2006, Dr. Daniel Varisco, Chair of Anthropology and Director of
Middle Eastern and Central Asia Studies at Hofstra | Tabsir–Insight on Islam and the Middle East
| [PDF]

November 2006, Ms. Shabnam Rezaei, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of PersianMirror | Telling Iran's History | [PDF]

November 2006, Ms. Mahnaz Abdollah Khan Gorgi, Director of Conservation and Restoration Department | National Museum of Iran | [PDF]

November 2006, Ms. Sima Miri, Senior Museum Specialist and Analyst of the Luristan and Historical Departments | National Museum of Iran | [PDF]

November 2006, Mr. Mohammad Reza Kargar,
General Director of National Museum of Iran
| [PDF]

November 2006, Ms. Souri Ayazi, Director of Historical and Luristan Departments | The National Museum of Iran (Tehran) | [PDF]

October 2006, Dr. Ann Feuerbach | One Scholar’s Personal View [PDF]
also published at www.fravahr.org

September 2006, Mr. Volk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | [PDF]

September 2006, کانون پژوهشهای ايران شناخت – Center for Iranian Studies, Saturday, September 25| [PDF]

September 2006, Dr. Hoffmeister, Iran Now Network | [PDF]

September 2006, Center for Iranian Studies, Saturday, September 16 | [PDF]

September 2006, Dr. Farrokh, Rozaneh magazine | [PDF]

June 2006, Mehrnews.com | [PDF]

December 2005, Dr. Farrokh,
British Columbia University | [PDF]

December 2005,
Iranian.com | [PDF]



September 2009, Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas.
La Maza y el Hacha en la Tradición Marcial Iraní

September 2009, Daneshmand [Scientist], Mahname-ye Shahrivar 1388Shamshirhaye Mostaqim Iran: Dandanhaye Ejdeha [Straight Swords from Iran: Dragon's Teeth].

September 2009, Majale-ye Jangafzar, Sal-e Panjom [Fifth Year], Shahrivar Mah 1388
Selahhaye Garm-e Iran: Baksh-e Avval, Tofang-e Fatile-i [Firearms in Iran: First Section, Matchlocks].

July 2009 Muzeha
Akenakes Madi va Parsi: Selahha va Zerehhaye Iran [Median and Persian Akenakes: Arms and Armor from Iran].

July 2009,
Echo of Islam. No. 218
Curved double-edged Persian Dagger.,

ArtesMartialesJune 2009, Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas
El Combate con Armas Blancas Cortas

June 2009 Classical Arms and Militaria
The Percussion Cap Lock.


June 2009 Echo of Islam
Modern Leadership in Formal Organizations



April 2009 Classical Arms and Militaria
Persian Firearms Part Two: The Flintlock.



March 2009 Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas
Las Técnicas de la Esgrima Persa.



March 2009 Karfunkel – Combat
Die Geschichte des persischen Shamshir



February 2009 Classical Arms and Militaria
Persian Firearms Part One: The Matchlocks.





Hephaistos0109January 2009 Hepahistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Eisen, Stahl und Schmiedetechniken
Wie Blankwaffen beurteilt wurden.  Das Persische „Taìd Besarat" von 1706–1707 – ein detailliertes Manuskript über Schwerter.

December 2008 Persian Mirror [PDF] Introducing Souri Ayazi

CoverNEW: December 2008: Journal of the Archaeology of the Islamic Azad University of Abhar
The History of Persian Šamšir. Payam-e Bastanshenas

Cover Hepahaistos 2008_09
October 2008: Classical Arms and Militaria
East meets West.Iranian Military Swords


September 2008: Persian Sword translated into Turkish by Mr. Kayahan Horoz


Cover Hepahaistos 2008_09August 2008: Hepahistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Eisen, Stahl und Schmiedetechniken: Al-Jamahir fi Marefat al-Jawaher, das Manuskript des persischen Wissenschaftlers Abu Reihan Beiruni

August 2008, Classical Arms and Militaria
Edged Weapons: Qame and Qaddāre Short Swords of Iran


Bild July 2008, Memoria la Historia de Cerca
El Shamshir Persa: Historia y Orígenes


July 2008, Hepahistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Um 1196 Beschrieben: Nitrieren mit Entenkot

Bild July 2008, Militär & Geschichte
Persische Krummdolche


July 2008, Schwert und Klinge
Der Schwanz des Löwen.

Bild June 2008, Classical Arms and Militaria
Edged Weapons: the Pishqabz Fighting Dagger.

May/June 2008, Hephaistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Damast-Stahl: Härten mit Kuhmist und Salz

April/May 2008, Messer Magazin
Waffe und Luxusgegenstand

March 2008, Classical Arms and Militaria
Edged Weapons: the Persian Kārd

March 2008, Hephaistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Härten und EInfärben von Damaszenerklingen

January 2008, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Reviving the Ancient Art of Making Persian Crucible Steel for Bladed Weaponry

January 2008, Classical Arms and Militaria
Dragons' Teeth. The Straight Swords of Persia

January 2008, Tactical knives
Kards for Kings from the Birthplace of Damascus Steel

December 2007, Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas
La imponente belleza de las armas blancas persas elaboradas con acero de Damasco

November 2007, Hephaistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Schwerter, Muster und tiefe Wunden

NEW: November 2007, Classical Arms and Militaria
Dagger of the Ayaran. The Persian Khanjar

November 2007, Hephaistos – International metalworkers magazine Hephaistos – Internationales Magazin der Metallgestalter
Gedichte und Schwerter (Poems and Swords)

October 2007, Parsiana
The weapons of choice

September 2007, Persian Heritage
To the Memory of Ostad Haj Hossein Farajian

September 2007,
Classical Arms and Militaria
Blades of the Lion's Tail

August 2007, Journal of Asian Martial Arts
The magnificent beauty of edged weapons made with Persian watered steel

May 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Capturing the Spirit of Ramses II in a Kopesh

April 2007, Article for World Museum of Man | [PDF]
NEW: Apri Curator - Ancient Persian / Luristan Collection | [PDF]

April 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Masterpieces in Horn: Introducing Faramarz Mastealizadeh

March 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
To the Memory of Ostad Haj Hossein Farajian

March 2007, Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Visiting Ms. Afruz Eslami from Seda va Sima
Iranian TV Interview (see also videos avove)

March 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
A conference on watered steel in Tehran

March 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Meeting a Cultural Institution Dr. Fereydun Joneydi, Founder of the Renowned Bonyad Neyshaboor

February 2007,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Meeting Aydin Aghdashloo

February 2007,
Qames and Qaddares Made by Ostad Haj Hossein Farajian
| [PDF - Complete Article]
Part I
Persian Mirror
Part II Persian Mirror
Part III Persian Mirror

Januar 2007,
The Sword of Saint Maurice
Part I
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Part II Persian Mirror | [PDF]

December 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
The Mystery of Making Composite Bows. A Portrait of Mr. Adam Karpowicz

December 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Following The Footsteps Of Their Ancestors: Ostad Haj Hossein Farajian and Ostad Mohammad Reza Farajian, the Contemporary Iranian Smiths

November 2006, Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Reviving the Ancient Art of Bulat. The Story Of A Very Skilled Russian Smith

November 2006, Fezana Journal

October 2006, 剑天下论坛HFsword.com | [PDF]
An Introduction to the Persian sword shamshir

September 2006, Center for Iranian Studies, Saturday, September 25 | [PDF]

April 2006, Iranian Student's Foundation, University of Maryland | [PDF]
The Development of Sword in Iran: a Short Introduction

April 2006, Iran Now Network | [PDF]
Exkursion: Die Geschichte des Schwertes im Iran

March 2006, Persian Mirror | [PDF]
Reviving the ancient warrior spirit of Iran

March 2006,
Rozaneh magazine | [PDF]
Terminology of Arms and Armor used in the Shahname: a Comparative Analysis
see also on The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS)

March 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
The greatest day of my life

February 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
The everlasting Spirit of Iran

February 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
The Waves of the Caspian Sea

February 2006,
Persian Mirror | [PDF]
A Comparison of Iranian Carpet Designs, Iranian Pulad-e Johardar, and Japanese Swords

January 2006,
Rozaneh magazine | [PDF]
Transferring the Spirit of Rostam to Iranian Arms and Armor


Your comments

» I am a collector of oriental and Islamic swords and my name is Professor Massimo Lombardi. My profession is ophthalmic surgeon in Rome, Italy. I have read and consulted your book "Arms and Armour from Iran", and I want to congratulate you for your great and interesting work. It was time to read such a deep and well-presented research on Iranian sword making. I mostly have appreciated you research on the "mysterious Assadollah of Isfahan" and I find your study and argumentation on this subject very clear and explained its usage over centuries. I think that this book represents a milestone in the research on "Johar swords" and every serious collector should have a copy of your book to read for consultation. I hope this will not be the only book written by you, and I can officially invite you to inspect and analyze my own collection to eventually produce a second one on my swords. «
Prof. M. Lombardi

I am not the bigest collector, neither I have the most complete library on arms and armor. But the book of Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani is trully outstanding !
Everyone knows "similar" books which are available on the market today. Some of them have very nice pictures and short description of the pictured items. Unfortunatelly some other books have only nice pictures and "fairy tales" about the pictured items.
"Arms & Armor from Iran" is many PARASANGES forward in comparison with any other book writen on this subject. Is a great work which impresses not only collectors and people who have knowledge about the subject, but also any simple and occasional reader who 'll hold the book in his hands for a short time.The perfection of Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani's work, shows not only the high level of his scientific knowledge on arms and armor of his home country, but also his pure love to them !
In few words, it can be the "BIBLE" or "QURAN" of any serious or amateur collector !
Congratulations to Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani ! We are looking forward his next book !
E Platsidakis

… your book on Arms and Armour from Iran arrived this week, to join other revered works in the Library of the Antwerp Etnographical Museum (Belgium). On arrival, it had caught the eye of the museum staff, as its physical presence is impressive... But the "Near Eastern" area specialist was delighted with the acquisition! And for me, it will be an equal delight delving into the contents.
Well done... and thank you.
W. Durinx

» … I iust received the book and it's too early for a review of it that would do it justice as it's going to take some time to read it all ! But a first impression just flipping the pages and looking at the photographs is ALL GOOD. It seems like the subject is treated in much more depth and variety of approach than the usual picture book that touches mostly on the art history aspects and a bit of history: Again, at a glance, there is a full historical background and a lot dealing with the use and design of Iranian weapons and armour. Exactly the sort of thing one wants to read when one's interest in in historical weapons and what most " scholarly books " written by art historians or museum curators usually don't mention at all.
The book is also physically HUGE and weighs a good 10 pounds. One can get a workout just carrying it from room to room. The book is divided into 50% of it's thickness being solid gold as far as information with simple line drawings and black & white photography. The last 50% of the book is filled with some of the best full colour photography I have seen anywhere and the captions next to the Photos so that one need not look at the first part of the book to get a description of what one sees on each page. ( something a bit tedious in some books where one has to look many hundreds of pages away to read about what is on the picture page. )
There are parts of the book dealing with such various things as the physical fitness exercises used traditionally by Iranian warriors to build strength and stamina. ( just one thing out of many I have just had time to skim. There are months worth of reading here and enjoying eye-candy ). The price was fully worth it for me..

… Really great that the book is a resource for scholars but written in a clear and friendly style that can be enjoyed and understood by much wider public: One would wish that more books dealing with arms and armour were such a pleasant read. ( Form as well as outstanding content, text and visuals ) …«
J. Thibodeau

Where is the "Two thumbs up button" ? The amount of material is overwhelming, and the photos show a detail I only knew from Nihonto books. Thank you very much for sharing your findings with us. The detail, the foot notes and your "complete" approach is overwhelming. I'll come back to you when I was able to get through the chapters that are of priority to my personal studies, but as of now please accept a big "THANK YOU" and my sincere congratulations I'm stunned with awe. «
A. Volk

»Prior to ordering this publication, I read all the other reviews so there was already a built-up expectation of excellence in what I was to discover when the book arrived. I can unequivocally, that not only did the reputation prove correct, but in every way, the book still exceeded what I was to expect! The text is extremely detailed, the images fantastic, the construction of the book is of the finest quality. For most subject matters, one must build a large reference libary of many publications to give you the volume of information this one book provides. The price is steep but when you consider that it really is several books in one, it still proves to be a bargain. I think it would have been reasonable to publish this massive publication in multiple volumes which the buyer would then have to purchase individually and the sum of the prices would easily equal or surpass this publication's price.
The author was highly privileged in accomplishing the impossible in his access to most of the artifacts he fully displays from Iranian military museum collections closed to the general public. This book opens the door, for the first time, to enjoyment and study of rare ancient weapons and armor that have never been seen before by the vast majority of the world.
The mere publication of this book is quite an accomplishment unto itself. Everyone who appreciates arms and armor of the ancient world should include this book in their library.
P. LaBrett

My book by Khorasani arrived this morning and is absolutely beautiful. It is in perfect condition, arrived promptly, and it is a great pleasure to own.
Please tell Mr Khourasani that he has made someone very happy and that my only regret is that I will never be able to see all the swords he has talked about.
Many thanks and best wishes
K. Mavity

Arms and Armor from Iran is an Academic study of immense proportions. Manouchehr Khorasani is not only able to transport us to the most important Persian collections in the world, but able to educate us on those Works of Art in fine grain detail. Due to the authors shear hard work, the book is able to cover vast time periods in Persian history, and cover a wide range of relevant topics. Manouchehr has been able to fill a gap in my library, his book will continue to be my first port of call when researching Persian Arms and Armour. «
R. Singh

WI've been relishing "Arms and Armor from Iran" for the last few weeks, and I have to say this is an exciting work. This is the book I would aspire to write if I were to attempt to create a definitive work on Iranian arms. As both a collector of historical edged weapons and a bladesmith, I'm very pleased I purchased the book. It makes accessible valuable information that I have wanted for years, and it presents it beautifully. Thank you, Manouchehr. «
G. McCormack

» Wyeh ketabeh gashang, khaili mamnoon [A beautiful book, thank you very much] Salam Manoucher Khan, I just got your book. I haven't had much time to read it yet, only about 4 chapters, but great job! I think I agree with Lee. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work. I cant wait to get your other books, especially Persian swordsmanship. Dastit dard nakonee, lutfan.. [I would like to thank you, please . . .] «
J. Moayedzadeh

» A fantastic work on all aspects of arms and armour, I am gratefull to Manouchher Moshtagh Khorasani for perservering such a work of literary art, it truly is. I'd also add a note of appreciation to his lady wife, who has no doubt been with him through the hard work, which has led to us, fortunate readers being able to see his work in print, it was also nice to see another friends name listed early in the work, Mumtaz and I talk a little here and there, but he kept this a secret, good on him, I also see other names I know from differing places, some good people to have worked with, the photo's are excellent, but the weights - measures etc,are a massive bonus,something oakeshott's work lacked was detailed measures,much to the dismay of many readers and smiths, I look forward to learning some of Iran's history as I work my way through this work«
L. O'Hagan

»Hello All, I have had this book for a few weeks now and am slowly reading the  text. I have looked at all the pictures though and that only took about  three days. I am impressed with the undertaking and the quality of the publication. In respect to the content and the physicality of the book... this is not a light text.  It is my hope that other authors will do the same volume of research  with other regions of the world as Manouchehr has done with Persian  work. All for now... I have metal to forge and pages to read…«
R. Furrer

» Impressive work. Yesterday I have received the book "Arms and Armor from Iran". It is an impressive work, with very good quality information and photos. It is a reference book. Congratulations Mr. Manouchehr and many thanks to provide your knowledge to collectors of antique arms. «
L. Sala

» I  just received my copy and it is truly amazing. If you have any interest  in weapons from any era in Iran's rich past, you simply must own this  text. «
R. Nable

» …yesterday I was lucky enough to receive my own copy of your excellent new book, I saw it also before at my friend … Its a bit heavy, but the content is very unique. I have never seen so many Persian weapons, surprising ! This work will be a standard for any following books about Oriental Arms and Armors «
Dr.von Hoffmeister

»… I just received the book "Arms and Armour from Iran" by Manoucher Moshtagh Khorasani. It is at first sight at least very impressive with its 776 pages, more than 3 thousand images and a few kilos!
It is a monumental work describing the time line of arms in Iran, in a way that even the less educated in Iranian history will understand it easily.
The text is clean, straight to the point, based in well researched and quoted sources, prepared evidently with the precision of a master. The images are superb and helpful for any collector, independent of his/her historical area of focus. I can only thank to Manoucher his excellent work and congratulate ourselves, from simple private collectors to scholars, students, antique dealers, etc., for the benefit of the availability of this exceptional reference book.
A. Melo

» It is a splendid and interesting book Am inspired and would like to congratulate you. «
K. Kollwig

» I just received your book a few hours ago. It is, besides from being heavy, very impressive, with very good pictures and a lot of details – I am looking forward to start the reading, as I am sure the text will be very interesting.
No one seeing this book, can doubt the enormous work you have taken upon yourself, getting this book together, and we, the readers, can only thank you for having done the work, from which we now can benefit. «
J. Nordlunde




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