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War Bows : Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi

By: Mike Loades

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781472825537

ISBN: 1472825535

Condition: New


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 famo... View more info