On the Scythian Bows, and Bows of the Ancients, compared with those of India

George Buist (Author)


Keyword(s):
Weaponry
Location(s):
Afghanistan; Punjab; India; Scythia; Parthia
Period(s):
Antiquity, Nineteenth century

Abstract


Dr Buist compares written documentation of bows and arrows from Scythian and Parthian antiquity to the same weapons used in 19th century Afghanistan and India. He pays particular attention to the materials used and the design of the weapons. He contrasts these descriptions to the typical medieval English and ancient Egyptian bows, which utilise different materials and designs. 

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Published
30-11-1852
How to Cite
Buist, G. (1852). On the Scythian Bows, and Bows of the Ancients, compared with those of India. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1, 237-239. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/3962
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