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An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium B.C., 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, tAn ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium B.C., 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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ISBN : 9781472805911
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
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The Composite Bow Reviews

  • Christopher
    2019-03-09 01:43

    This is my first book with the weapons series under Osprey, even though I have been an Osprey fan since 2004. I found it very helpful and informative about the mechanics of composite bow construction and operation.

  • William Paley
    2019-03-21 07:56

    A good overview of a number of bows from differing ethnic groups.