Traditional Archery from Six Continents: The Charles E. Grayson Collection (Google eBook)

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University of Missouri Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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"An overview of one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of European and non-European archery-related materials in the world. This book presents color photos and descriptions of some 300 items - including bows, arrows, quivers, and thumb rings- that represent traditional archery techniques, practices, and customs from around the world"--Provided by publisher.
  

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Contents

1 A Brief Overview of Traditional Archery
1
2 East Asia
11
3 The Islamic Crescent
59
4 Tribal Asia and Oceania
97
5 Africa
132
6 The Americas
164
7 Europe
216
References Cited
245
Index
253
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Page 8 - This is the simplest form of release, and is that which children all the world over naturally adopt in first using the bow. It consists in simply grasping the arrow between the end of the straightened thumb, and the first and second joints of the bent forefinger (Figs, i and 2).
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