:: Volume 9, Issue 35 (Cultural History Studies 2018) ::
مطالعات تاریخ فرهنگی 2018, 9(35): 115-138 Back to browse issues page
Battle of Ayyārs: An Analysis of Methods, Tricks and Tools Based on the Story of "Hossein-e Kurd-e Shabesstari"
Mahboobeh Hammatiyan 1, Azadeh Poudeh2
1- University of Isfahan , m.hemmatiyan@gmail.com
2- University of Isfahan
Abstract:   (1104 Views)
The story of Hossein Kurd is considered to be a fiction book of folk literature and can be considered as one of the stories of Ayyārs. The origin of this story and its events is a report of the social situation of Iran in part of the Safavid era, which refers to the traditions of the Ayyārs on that particular date that have not been mentioned so far. The traditions of their battles and wars are one of the customs that are described in this book in the form of a story. In this story, the Ayyārs who are mentioned as “The Orphan” have been introduced in the characters of the story, as those who have been informally involved in formal wars when needed. The fighting and battle practices of this class and their traditions and war tools have specific characteristics which is different from the official wars. Studying the characteristics of these particular warriors as characters of the story, their rituals and battle tools will be examined in this research.
Keywords: Hossein Kurd Story, Ayyārs, Practices, Tricks, Martial Tools.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/02/16 | Accepted: 2018/09/25 | Published: 2019/12/19

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