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The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use

The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Payne-Gallwey, Ralph

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This unique exploration of a weapon used for centuries will fascinate historians and enthusiasts alike. The crossbow, probably introduced to England by the Norman invaders in 1066, was once considered so barbarous that it was prohibited as a weapon hateful to God and unfit for Ch...ristians. Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, an accomplished engineer, here describes military and sporting crossbows and their dimensions, components, and ranges; provides hard-to-find information on crossbow construction; gives details about modern crossbows such as bullet-shooting crossbows and bolt-shooting crossbows; and peeks at unusual crossbows like the Chinese repeating crossbow. Comprehensively illustrated with original drawings and selections from historical manuscripts, this is a necessary reference book for anyone who hunts with a crossbow or collects or studies weapons of the past.
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ISBN 9781602390102
Released NZ 17 Apr 2007
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781602390102
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 17 Apr 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Payne-Gallwey, Ralph
Category Weapons & Military Equipment
Military Engineering
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 185mm
Dewey Code 623.441
Weight 492g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Catapult, Crossbows - History, Crossbows - Design and construction, Engines of war, Crossbows
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade