Firearms of the Islamic World: in the Tared Rajab Museum, Kuwait
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The first surviving reference to the use of gunpowder appears in a Chinese manuscript dating from 1044 AD. The formula for gunpowder was passed to the Arabs via India and Persia and its first use in firearms in Europe is reported at the Arab siege of Spain in 1324. While much has been written about the history of firearms in Europe and North America, their development in t...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 15th 1995 by I. B. Tauris
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