Archery Help for Writers in Middle-earth: 5. Resources and Bibliography

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5. Resources and Bibliography

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How-to on Archery, with illustrated drawings: 

How to String a Bow:

How Not To Lose Arrows:   Fun especially if you are writing a scene about someone teaching a beginner archer.)

How To Make Wooden Arrows:

Archery 101: How-To's and Why For's:

Archery 102: Maintaining your equipment:

Archery Articles: Various historical and technological articles:

Hunting with the Bow and Arrow: On-line reproduction of Saxton Pope's historical treatise on hunting, written circa 1920's:


Bibliography of Sources:
"Archery" - by Reichart and Keasy, copyright 1936-1940 A.S. Barnes and Co.
"Dictionary of the Middle Ages:  Volume 2" - by Joseph R. Strayer, Editor in Chief, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY.
"The World of Archery" - by Fred Bear
"Longbow: A Social and Military History" - by Robert Hardy  (* Recommended reading, lots of interesting stuff.)
Medieval Archery:

Compiled Sept 2002.  Revised November 2005. All errors are the fault of the compiler.

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Author: ErinRua

Status: General

Completion: Complete

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Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/21/05

Original Post: 09/19/02

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Included because: I am not an archer, therefore I need all the help I can get to incorporate archery in my stories.

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