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The Projectile Throwing engines of the Ancients
     

The Projectile Throwing engines of the Ancients

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by Ron Toms
 
This is one of the most important books in the history of hurling. Written by Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey in 1907, it's the first serious work on the ancient catapults to be written in modern times.

In this book, Sir Ralph explores the ancient writings of seiges and their artillery. Not content to take the writings at face value, he endeavors to assign

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This is one of the most important books in the history of hurling. Written by Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey in 1907, it's the first serious work on the ancient catapults to be written in modern times.

In this book, Sir Ralph explores the ancient writings of seiges and their artillery. Not content to take the writings at face value, he endeavors to assign credibility to the writer, then he goes on to produce his own working versions of the ancient machines, to test the principles and the claims of the ancient writers.

With over 22 illustrations, the book gives details about the design, construction and operation of the three fundamental types of siege engines- the Catapult (also known as the Mangonel or Onager), the Ballista and the Trebuchet, as well as the history and effects of such weapons.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012669414
Publisher:
RLT Industries
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
45
File size:
3 MB

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