Arab Archery, an Arabic Manuscript of about A.D. 1500 kindle pdf – Andy-palmer.co.uk


15 thoughts on “Arab Archery, an Arabic Manuscript of about A.D. 1500

  1. says:

    The book itself is a classic work, interesting to archers and non archers alike The author goes into detail about how arab archery is performed, common mistakes and myths and how correct archery should be performed It is however, a product of it s time so the actual techniques are buried in propaganda about the superiority of arab archery and how all enemies will be crushed but so was Roger Arkams Toxophilus just from the English perspective There are some points the author makes which modern research have proved to be false but the overwhelming majority of the book stands the test of time.Now the negatives and there are big ones This is not the original work of course but a modern reproduction based on photostats of the original historic work However the producers have done little to no proofing so every single photograph is just a black square as the copying failed Because of this some of the main points of the book are lost and it changes a classic historical document into a waste of time and effort Look elsewhere and try and find a better copy.


  2. says:

    This could have been a great book but the pictures are worthless, totally unseeable Either pictures were black or way out of focus or smudged The text is good and very interesting reading, too bad about the pictures.


  3. says:

    Great book Very detailed this was a hard to find title but glad I managed to get hold of it Pictures are not legible in the reprints but the text is clear enough.


  4. says:

    I didnt read it yet but as you see in the photo almost every picture is like this in the book bad printed i bought the hardcover version that cost almost twice the paper version and am not happy with it,I give it 3 stars because am in generous mode and didnt read it yet so maybe if i read it i will change may opnion and increase or decrease the stars


  5. says:

    Bitte kauf diese Produkte nicht, es ist noch nicht mal wie normale B cher gedr ckt sonder wie jemand h tte das Buch genommen und mit ein Scanner kopiert Die Buchstaben sind verschwommen und die Bilder auch, nur die Cover sehe legitim aus.


  6. says:

    Das Buch ist meiner Meinung schlecht kopiert worden Die 5 6 Bilder sind f r ein Fachbuch viel zu wenig und ein paar davon sind gar nicht zu erkennen worum es geht Man kann eigentlich nur seine Fantasy spielen lassen laut Beschreibung Nur f r Personen geignet mit sehr guten Englisch Kenntnissen die eine Bauanleitung ohne Bilder folgen k nnen.


  7. says:

    obviously photocopied out of an originalvery poor picture quality


  8. says:

    La qualit de certaines images est tr s d t rior e, c est un carr noir Cela ressemble a de mauvaises photocopiesFroidevaux Olivier


  9. says:

    Great book


  10. says:

    The content of the book is definitely interesting Some of the techniques I didn t even know existed even though I m exposed to western and Asian styles of archery Even though I managed to get a copy of the original Arabic manuscript, and I speak Arabic at native level, still I find the translation great, even easier to understand on few occasions The photos and diagrams are all great contribution added by the editor and translator as they don t exist in the manuscript.Would have given the book 5 star except for the fact that the physical aspects of the book are depressingly awful First, it s not printed by a press, but copied by home quality copier To make matters worse, the source book they copied from is apparently a used book, so on some pages you find scribbles on the margins My advice is it s not worth paying for this book if you re not going to receive a professional quality book If you are interested in the content, the book is available for free on the internet Just go to archerylibrary do t co m and read it for free If you prefer it in physical form, print it on your home printer, you d get the same quality as this book anyway And to be clear I m not paid to promote that website, and not affiliated with it in any kind, I just found it on Google.


  11. says:

    The one real negative, which anyone who owns other Kessinger Publishing books should come to expect, is that the text is a copy from either the original source, or as is the case here, from a translation published in 1940 or 1945 not sure which Some of these books have better quality print than others, and I would say this book is overall very good.The worst quality is probably the images you can t really see on p41 showing the Turkish bow siper, and a demonstration of the 63 lock, and again on p97 showing knots, and the image of bows is about 45% visible The Arabic finger reckoning image and the 6 different draws locks are great The rest of the text is quite clear Here is an interesting quote On p26 it says, The archer can determine the weight of his bow in several ways One way is to take his bow, brace it, grasp the grip with his left hand, hold the string with the index, middle, and ring finger of his right hand, and then draw the string up to the elbow of the left arm Next, release the ring finger and continue to draw until the full length of the arrow is drawn If he can hold the drawn bow without shaking or trembling or straining, this will be the limit of his own draw and the one fit for aiming and shooting If, on the other hand, at the release of the ring finger, his hand should shake and tremble and be unable to draw the string to the full arrow length, then the bow is a heavier one than he can handle There are 47 chapters and the table of contents includes 1 On the Holy War and Service of Archery Therein2 The Excellence of the Arab Bow3 Different kinds of Bows4 Nomenclature5 On the Master Archers6 Principles of Loosing7 Determining Various Factors of the Bow8 Bracing9 Curvature10 Draws Locks11 Aiming Releasing12 Injuries Treatment13 Corrections14 Causing the Arrow to Move in Flight15 Wind16 Strings17 Arrows, Targets, AccessoriesThere s a lot but that s the basics This book is excellent for anyone interested in traditional archery or looking for primary source information on old world archery.


  12. says:

    This is a copy of an original Certain images as black or indecipherable But then again I bought it for the text and that did not disappoint.


  13. says:

    This is a great copy of the original manuscript no distorted copy machine pages, makes for easy reading The original hasn t been available for many years, and is a collector classic This copy makes it affordable to enjoy.


  14. says:

    The contents of the book are precise and as to be expected, but there are two plates within the book that are indecipherable, as if someone took a poor photocopy of the original book from University of Michigan and reprinted it It is pretty disappointing but I m happy to have the book.


  15. says:

    I have been interested in Archery, as used on the Ancient Battlefields, and not how it is depicted in the movies This book goes into a lot of detail on Bowmanship of the Period.


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Arab Archery, an Arabic Manuscript of about A.D. 1500 This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work

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  • 10 May 2019
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