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Crossbow Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use

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ISBN-10: 160239010X

ISBN-13: 9781602390102

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ralph Payne-Gallwey

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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 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; givesdetails 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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey was an accomplished engineer, historian,ballistics expert, and artist. He authored several books on militaryand sporting history, theory, and practice.