Titolo: The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting ...
Casa editrice: Skyhorse Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An accomplished engineer describes military and sporting crossbows, their construction, use, and history. Comprehensively illustrated with original. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_160239010X
Riassunto: 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 Christians.? 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.
L'autore: Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey was an accomplished engineer, historian, ballistics expert, and artist. He authored several books on military and sporting history, theory, and practice.
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