The Book of the Crossbow

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Courier Corporation, 1 janv. 1995 - 351 pages
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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Sir Ralph William Frankland Payne-Gallwey (1848-1916) was an engineer, historian, and artist who wrote many books on military history.

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