Persian Archery and Swordsmanship

Khoras2013Khorasani M. M. Persian Archery and Swordsmanship: Historical Martial Arts of Iran / Dr. Manoucher Moshtagh Khorasani. — Frankfurt am Main: Niloufar Books, 2013. — 392 p.BUYknopki-LITTLE

 

The book is  a reference manual on the historical Iranian martial arts in application. It presents in clearly tabulated descriptions, accompanied by photographic depictions as well as depictions in antique miniature illustrations, combat techniques both on horseback and on foot, and both armed with traditional Iranian weapons and unarmed.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. CODE OF CHIVALRY AND WARRIOR CODEX 

1.1 Warrior behavior, ceremony and respect
1.2 The principles of javānmardi and ayyārān
1.3 Preparation and training of warriors
1.4 Physical exercises and training tools in the zurxāne
1.5 Conclusion

  1. THE SACRED WEAPON: ARCHERY IN IRAN
    2.1 Archery in Iranian history
    2.2 Composite bow
    2.3 Bow and its typologies
    2.4 Arrow
    2.5 Thumb protector
    2.6 Bowstring
    2.7 The quiver and the bow case
    2.8 Arrow guide
    2.9 Principles of archery
    2.10 Target areas for archery
    2.11 Persian manuscripts on archery
    2.12 Conclusion
  2. MOUNTED COMBAT AND HORSE CLASSIFICATION IN PERSIAN MANUSCRIPTS
    3.1 Fighting with the lance on horseback
    3.2 Fighting with the mace and axe on horseback
    3.3 Sword drawing and swordfighting on horseback
    3.4 Grabbing, grappling and wrestling techniques on horseback
    3.5 Techniques and weapons for attacking a horse or an elephant
    3.6 A manuscript on lance combat by Šarif Mohammad the son of Ahmad
    Mehdi Hosseyni from the period of Šāh Esmā’il Safavid.
    3.7 Using lasso on horseback
    3.8 Horse classification in Persian manuscripts
  3. COMBAT WITH SPEARS AND LANCES IN IRANIAN HISTORY
    4.1 Spears and lances in Iranian history
    4.2 Spear/lance and its typologies
    4.3 Attack techniques with a lance/spear
    4.4 Feinting techniques with a lance/spear
    4.5 Defense techniques with a spear/lance
    4.6 Combinations of lance/spear techniques
    4.7 A manuscript on spear combat by Šarif Mohammad the son of Ahmad
    Mehdi Hosseyni from the period of Šāh Esmā’il Safavid
    4.8 Spear in combination with the shield
    4.9 Conclusion
  4. SWORDSMANSHIP
    5.1 Carrying, sheathing, and unsheathing the sword
    5.2 Carrying the shield
    5.3  Attacking techniques
    5.4 Feinting Techniques
    5.5  Combinations
    5.6 Defensive techniques
    5.7 Possible combinations of the attack and defense techniques with a šamšir
    (sword) and a separ (shield) in Persian swordsmanship
    5.8 A manuscript on swords by Šarif Mohammad the son of Ahmad Mehdi
    Hosseyni from the period of Šāh Esmā’il Safavid (1502-1524 C.E.)
    5.9  Conclusion
  5. MACES AND AXES IN IRANIAN MARTIAL TRADITION
    6.1 Maces in Iranian history
    6.2  Mace and its typologies
    6.3 Weight and impact  force of the mace
    6.4 Carrying the mace
    6.5 Techniques of mace attacks
    6.6 Defensive techniques with a mace
    6.7 Combinations of fighting techniques with the mace
    6.8 General aspects about the axe
    6.9 Techniques of attack with an axe
    6.10 Combinations with an axe
    6.11 Conclusion
  6. COMBAT WITH SHORT  EDGED WEAPONS IN IRAN
    7.1 Definition of kārd (knife)
    7.2 Kārd in  Persian manuscripts
    7.3 Carrying and unsheathing a knife
    7.4 Techniques of attack using a knife
    7.5 Combination of techniques in fighting with a knife
    7.6 Definition of xanjar
    7.7 Xanjar in Persian manuscripts
    7.8 Carrying and unsheathing the dagger
    7.9 Techniques of attack with a dagger
    7.10 Combinations of fighting techniques with the dagger
    7.11 Definition of pišqabz
    7.12 Conclusion
  7. THE COMBAT WITH SHORT SWORDS: QAME AND QADDĀRE
    8.1 Attack techniques with a qaddāre
    8.2 Possible combinations with a qaddāre
    8.3 Attack techniques with a qame
  8. WRESTLING: AN INTEGRAL PART OF COMBAT IN IRAN
    9.1 Wrestling in Iranian history
    9.2 Techniques of wrestling on the battlefield
    9.3 Wrestling manuscript by Šarif Mohammad the son of Ahmad Mehdi
    Hosseyni from the period of Šāh Esmā’il Safavid
    9.4 A comparative analysis of the techniques mentioned in the Safavid period
    wrestling manuscript
    9.5 The manuscript of the Tumār-e Puryā-ye Vali (Scroll of Puryā-ye Vali)
    9.6 A comparative analysis of the techniques mentioned in the manuscript
    Tumār-e Puryā-ye Vali
    9.7 The manuscript Masnavi-ye Golkošti-ye Mirnejāt
    9.8 A comparative analysis of the techniques mentioned in the Mirnejāt
    manuscript
    9.9 Conclusion
  9. References
  10. Catalog


Genre: Вивчення захисного спорядження, Вивчення холодної зброї та спорядження, Дослідження історії бойових мистецтв й військової тактики; проблеми військової антропології, Регіони: Іран та Афганістан
Subjects: Книги

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