Origin and Properties of the Bow and Arrow
For some inexplicable reason, although I am a
software engineer, I am also interested in the origin and
properties of the bow and arrow.
Here are a few good links I came across during an hour of surfing
(partly searching in Wikipedia, partly in Google):
And here's a page by someone following the same
impulse that drove me:
- "Bow and Arrow", Encyclopedia Britannica.
- From Wikipedia.org:
- Selected Archery Articles from Sagittarius Twente University Archery Club:
- Concerning the Archery of al-Islam, a document purporting to contrast
English and Turkish bowmaking from a turkish point of view,
written by an American SCA enthusiast in the 20th century,
based on "Saracen Archery"
- History's Curve, by Lee Lawrence, 2003. Also mentions "Saracen Archery".
- A Note on Indian Bow Making, or, the Secrets of Sinew Revealed, by Dick Baugh
- Bow-arrow interaction in Archery, B.W. Kooi, Journal of Sports Sciences, 1998
- Gunpowder and Galleys: Changing Technology and Mediterranean Warfare at Sea in the Sixteenth Century by John Guilmartin. Mentions that the Turkish bow
was mistakenly "traditionally derided by European historians as antiquated and 'obsolete'".