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The composite bow

Author: Mike Loades
Publisher: New York : Osprey Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Series: Weapon.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The composite bow was made from a combination of horn, sinew, wood and various animal glues. It manifested in a variety of recurve designs and was adopted by a staggering diversity of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Persians and Chinese. Offering high power and portability, the composite bow was especially effective in the hands of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Loades
ISBN: 9781472805911 1472805917
OCLC Number: 907138905
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction /Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index
Series Title: Weapon.
Responsibility: Mike Loades.

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An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures. This book tells the story of this extraordinary piece of  Read more...

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