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The Crossbow: Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use

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An accomplished engineer describes military and sporting crossbows, their construction, use, and history. Comprehensively illustrated with original... Show synopsis

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Cboats

The Crossbow hits the mark

by Cboats on Jul 1, 2010

The Crossbow by Sir Ralf Payne-Gallwey hits the mark to satisfy ones' appetite for what the crossbow was all about. Fullfilled is the couriosity about its origins and history from the Roman, British, European and Chinese inputs concerning such a facinating weapon. Should this be where your interest lie, hang on, this is an adventure!

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bamsesven

Great Classic

by bamsesven on Jan 15, 2009

It is hard to think of a better book about the history and functions of crossbows. The book give a very detailed account of the history of the cross bow and compare its significance with that of the longbow. It also contain a generous amount of nice figures.

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