THE ART OF SWORD COMBAT: A 1568 GERMAN TREATISE ON SWORDSMANSHIP
80pp., fully illus.in colour, P.B. 2016. 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.