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Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period

 
 
 
 
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Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of
the Qajar Period



Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani



 



This book  which
encompasses not only the holdings of some 10 different museums but also private
collections, is an extremely impressive volume, in fact a



massively heavy book some three inches thick, (!)  fully illustrated throughout.



 



Not only is the book a photographic catalogue of the
variety of Iranian arms heritage, it examines the origins and development in a
historical context. The scope of the book is in itself colossal and embraces
pieces from the 3rd millennium BC to the end of the Qajar Period in the 20th
century. The table of contents alone spans four full-size pages.



 



The first 371 pages provide the narrative history of
Iranian weapons with copious references to the world’s most respected
historical authorities, listed at the back in some 14 pages along with numerous
illustrations. The second half of the book, comprising a further 373 pages, is
devoted to colour images of the weapons themselves, daggers, swords, spears,
axes, shields, armour and mail, meticulously captioned, annotated and
enumerated, all in sumptuous detail on a dark blue background, enhancing the
gleaming golden surfaces of many of these extraordinary pieces.



 



Publisher: Legat Verlag, Germany, 2006



 



Hardcover with jacket. (NB: small tear in dust jacket
mended with sticky tape) 



 



780 pages, 30,5 x 27 cm



over 2,800 colour images



over 600 black-and-white images;



over 1,000 cross-references,



Map of Iran, Timetable



10 tables and over 160 illustrations (line drawings)



Price: 435 GBP

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