Arab Archery

Arab Archery

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This classic includes the following chapters:

I. In the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate
II. On Holy War and the service of archery therein
III. On the excellence of the Arab bow, its use, adoption, the reward of the maker of its arrows, its target, urging the mastery of its technique, the offence of him who discards it after he has learned its use, and the first to use and the first to make it
IV. On the different kinds of bows and the most desirable of them
V. On the names and nomenclatures of the Arab bows and their different parts
VI. On the master archers
VII. On the principles of loosing and the different schools therein
VIII. Things the archer should know
IX. How to determine the cast of the bow, its weight, and the limit of the archer's strength in drawing
X. On testing the bow before bracing
XI. On bracing, which is the same as stringing
XII. On the curvature of the bow after bracing
XIII. On unstringing
XIV. On picking up the bow and arrow preparatory to shooting and the manner of shooting
XV. On the different draws and the manner of locking the thumb and the index finger on the string, and on the rules of arranging the index finger upon the thumb
XVI. On how to hold the grip of the bow with the left hand
XVII. On the clench
XVIII. On drawing and its limits
XIX. On aiming, which is the same as pointing at the target
XX. On the loose or release
XXI. On the passage of the arrow over the left hand
XXII. On blisters and wounds on the index finger of the right hand caused by stringing, clenching, drawing and loosing, together with the remedies thereof
XXIII. On the blow of the string on the archer's right thumb, which causes it to turn black and blue on the inside and beneath the nail and sometimes results in breaking the nail; as well as on the blistering and bruising of the left thumb at the time of shooting, together with the remedies thereof
XXIV. On the blow of the string on the forearm of the archer and the remedy thereof
XXV. On the blow of the string on the chin of the archer, or on his ear, and the remedies thereof
XXVI. When the tip of the bow hits the ground at the moment of loosing, and the remedy thereof
XXVII. When the nock of the arrow breaks and the remedy thereof
XXVIII. On causing the arrow to move on itself, or wag, in its flight
XXIX. On the management of the arrow when shooting against the wind, et cetera, and on trying not to shoot it when a break is found after it has been fully drawn
XXX. On how near or how far the target should be
XXXI. On standing and sitting for aiming
XXXII. On the variations in the length and construction of the Arab bow
XXXIII. On strings; how to make them and how to form their eyes
XXXIV. On the length and shortness of the string
XXXV. On the thinness and thickness of the string and on how to choose the correct and appropriate size
XXXVI. On the weight of the string in relation to the weight of the bow
XXXVII. On the names of the various kinds of arrows and their different parts; and on the length of each kind, the desirable wood from which to make it, and the manner of its paring
XXXVIII. On arrowheads; the different kinds, their various uses, how to fix them on the shaft; and the manner of cutting arrow-nocks
XXXIX. On feathers and fletching
XLI. On sundry points not yet mentioned concerning the competition bow, the description of its arrow, and the manner of its use, together with some of the tricks employed in competitions
XLII. On thumb-tips and the various kind thereof
XLIII. On shooting with the husban, dawdan, and 'usfuri arrows through the hollow of a guide
XLIV. On stunt shooting
XLV. Targets and target practice
XLVI. Quivers, belt, arrow picker, file

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161658949
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,008,147
File size: 248 KB

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