Introduction /Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index
The composite bow emerged from the steppes of Central Asia before the advent of recorded history; its devastating battlefield success prompted its adoption by cultures as varied as the Romans, the Koreans and the Ottoman Turks. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and authoritative analysis, this is the enthralling story of one of history's most enduring and influential weapons.
Mike Loades is a respected author, broadcaster, director and action arranger who has made numerous television appearances as a historical weapons expert and military historian. He is the author of The Longbow for Osprey (2013). His book Swords and Swordsmen, published by Pen & Sword in 2010, attracted positive reviews for its knowledgeable but engaging approach. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.