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Arab Archery, an Arabic Manuscript of about A.D. 1500: A Book on the Excellence of the Bow and Arrow and the Description Thereof
By Nabih Amin Faris and Robert Potter Elmer
3.8 out of 5 stars (18 Reviews)
List Price: $31.96
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Publisher:  Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Published:  September 10, 2010
Binding:  Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars.  The book is a great insight into the various uses of the bow, March 23, 2016
By A Customer
The book is a great insight into the various uses of the bow, and I found it fascinating. I also teach kids how to shoot archery and the history behind bows, so this book was a great addition to my class material. Also if you are looing for a great mousepad this book is fantastic at that too.

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4.0 out of 5 stars.  Translation gets a bit awkward at times. But I ..., January 17, 2016
By Catherine
Translation gets a bit awkward at times. But I do not understand Arabic, so I have to work with it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Great book, January 15, 2016
By Adam Zack
Excellent

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Five Stars, November 08, 2015
By Mark
thanks

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3.0 out of 5 stars.  Great content, awful print. Don't buy it, but read my review if you want it for free, August 24, 2015
By Koko Wawa
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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars.  Four Stars, May 12, 2015
By Sorin Dragomir
Two important pictures of how to grip the arrow are not visible, just a blur.

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