The Composite Bow

The Composite Bow

In this important study, an expert on Eastern military technology tells the story of this extraordinary piece of military hardware; how it was made and how various cultures developed differing tactics for using it.

Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472821614

Category: History

Page: 80

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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, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs and Chinese. Offering high power and portability, the composite bow was an ideal cavalry weapon, though it was also used by infantry in open battle and as a siege weapon. In this important study, an expert on Eastern military technology tells the story of this extraordinary piece of military hardware; how it was made and how various cultures developed differing tactics for using it. He explains why the composite bow achieved such stunning successes and how it endured as a weapon of choice for thousands of years.
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Composite Bows from the Tomb of Tut ankham n

Composite Bows from the Tomb of Tut ankham  n

The results of meticulous study of 32 composite bows and some fragments found in the tomb of Tutankhmaun are presented in this book.

Author: Wallace McLeod

Publisher: Griffith Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127125875

Category: History

Page: 40

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The results of meticulous study of 32 composite bows and some fragments found in the tomb of Tutankhmaun are presented in this book. In the Catalogue each bow is described in detail; in the Morphological Commentary the special features of the composite bow (length, profile, materials, decoration, etc.) are discussed in more general terms; and the Historical Commentary concerns the place of manufacture of these weapons and their performance. The plates show the original Burton photographs of the Tutankhamun bows, their nocks and cross-sections and transcriptions of their texts.
Categories: History

Turkish Archery

Turkish Archery

Author: Paul E. Klopsteg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018484298

Category: Archery

Page: 224

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Categories: Archery

War Bows

War Bows

Complete with modern ballistics testing, action recreations of what it is like to fire each bow and a critical analysis of the technology and tactics associated with each bow, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient arms.

Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472825520

Category: History

Page: 304

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War bows dominated battlefields across the world for centuries. In their various forms, they allowed trained archers to take down even well-armoured targets from great distances, and played a key role in some of the most famous battles in human history. The composite bow was a versatile and devastatingly effective weapon, on foot, from chariots and on horseback for over a thousand years, used by cultures as diverse as the Hittites, the Romans, the Mongols and the Ottoman Turks. The Middle Ages saw a clash between the iconic longbow and the more technologically sophisticated crossbow, most famously during the Hundred Years War, while in Japan, the samurai used the yumi to deadly effect, unleashing bursts of arrows from their galloping steeds. Historical weapons expert Mike Loades reveals the full history of these four iconic weapons that changed the nature of warfare. Complete with modern ballistics testing, action recreations of what it is like to fire each bow and a critical analysis of the technology and tactics associated with each bow, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient arms.
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On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Balfour Henry 1863-1939

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 034339085X

Category:

Page: 34

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

The work "On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow" by Henry Balfour presents the results of research on the oldest composite bow.

Author: Henry Balfour

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798559761190

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Page: 48

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The work "On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow" by Henry Balfour presents the results of research on the oldest composite bow. The author describes in detail the structure of the bows, discusses their origins and tries to determine the path through which the idea of a composite arch spread. This work offers unique descriptions of original arches from the nineteenth century and older. This text may be of interest not only to those interested in early ethnographic research, but also to those who want to build their own composite arch, as it was done in the old days - the work contains a very detailed description of the composite arch and illustrations.
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The Composite Bow in India

The Composite Bow in India

Author: Murray Barnson Emeneau

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:500372057

Category: Bow and arrow

Page: 11

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Categories: Bow and arrow

On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow Primary Source Edition

On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow   Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Balfour Henry 1863-1939

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294474294

Category:

Page: 36

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Henry Balfour

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1376242249

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 254

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

The Composite Bow

The Composite Bow

Composite bows were not only highly efficient weapons; they were also exquisite works of art. According to the Encyclopaedia of Archery a composite bow is ...

Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472821621

Category: History

Page: 80

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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, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs and Chinese. Offering high power and portability, the composite bow was an ideal cavalry weapon, though it was also used by infantry in open battle and as a siege weapon. In this important study, an expert on Eastern military technology tells the story of this extraordinary piece of military hardware; how it was made and how various cultures developed differing tactics for using it. He explains why the composite bow achieved such stunning successes and how it endured as a weapon of choice for thousands of years.
Categories: History

The Crossbow

The Crossbow

In this study acknowledged weaponry expert Mike Loades traces the origins, development, combat record and lasting legacy of the crossbow, the formidable projectile weapon that played a key role in a host of battles and sieges across Europe ...

Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472824615

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

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Technologically sophisticated and powerful, the crossbow has long enjoyed a popular reputation for villainous superiority because it could be used with little training as a weapon of assassination. The study of bow designs, trigger mechanisms and spanning devices reveals a tale of considerable mechanical ingenuity; advances that produced a battlefield weapon requiring comparatively little training to use. It was an extremely useful weapon, and especially effective in siege warfare for both attack and defence. Known to the Ancient Greeks and the Chinese as early as the 5th century BC, the crossbow developed both in Western Europe and in the Far East. Advances in trigger mechanisms, spanning and bow design allowed the development of ever more powerful bows. In this study acknowledged weaponry expert Mike Loades traces the origins, development, combat record and lasting legacy of the crossbow, the formidable projectile weapon that played a key role in a host of battles and sieges across Europe and Asia.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Bows

Bows

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 123060880X

Category:

Page: 30

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Binary cam, Bow and arrow, Bow shape, Cable-backed bow, Composite bow, Compound bow, English longbow, Flatbow, Gandiva, Gungdo, Holmegaard bow, Laminated bow, Mongol bow, Self bow, Turkish archery, Yumi. Excerpt: The English longbow, also called the Welsh longbow, is a powerful type of medieval longbow (a tall bow for archery) about 6 ft (1.83 m) long used by the English and Welsh for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare. English use of longbows was effective against the French during the Hundred Years' War, particularly at the start of the war in the battles of Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356), and most famously at the Battle of Agincourt (1415). They became less successful after this, with longbowmen taking casualties at the Battle of Verneuil (1424), and being completely routed at the Battle of Patay (1429) when they were charged before they had set up their defensive position. The term "English" or "Welsh" longbow is a modern usage to distinguish these bows from other longbows, though in fact identical bows were used across northern and western Europe; indeed a very large proportion of yew bowstaves were imported from Spain from the fourteenth century onward, if not earlier. The earliest longbow known from England, found at Ashcott Heath, Somerset, is dated to 2665 BC, but no longbows survive from the period when the longbow was dominant (c. 1250-1450 AD), probably because bows became weaker, broke and were replaced, rather than being handed down through generations. More than 130 bows survive from the Renaissance period, however. More than 3,500 arrows and 137 whole longbows were recovered from the Mary Rose, a ship of Henry VIII's navy that sank at Portsmouth in 1545. A longbow must be long enough to allow its user to draw the string to a point on the face or body, and the length therefore varies...
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