The Book of the Crossbow

The Book of the Crossbow


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One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow fired a 12-inch bolt capable of piercing all but the strongest armor. This fascinating illustrated study traces its use in both medieval and modern times as a military and sporting weapon. It also covers related weapons, including balistas, catapults, and the Turkish bow. Over 240 illustrations.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 187.96 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 907.18g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 248
  • 0486287203
  • 9780486287201
  • 269,143

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Sir Ralph William Frankland Payne-Gallwey (18481916) was an engineer, historian, and artist who wrote many books on military history."

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