A Deadly Art

European Crossbows, 1250-1850
Author(s): 
Breiding, Dirk H.
ISBN: 
9780300197044
Date published: 
October 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

The advent of the crossbow more than 2,500 years ago effected dramatic changes for hunters and warriors. This book presents a survey of the crossbow's "golden age", along with detailed descriptions of twenty-four examples. It also includes descriptions of crossbows used by Margaret of Savoy and Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V.