From Past to Present: Applications of Traditional Archery in the World


Mehmet Turkmen, PhD – Director of Traditional Sports and Games Research Institute, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey; Professor, Mus Alparslan University, Turkey
Adem Kaya, PhD – Assistant Professor, Sport Management, Bowie State University, Maryland, USA

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO002000; EDU033000; SPO019000

Applications of Traditional Archery in the World covers the world’s most popular traditional archery sports from a historical perspective to present day. Historically, traditional archery has been widely used, and it changed the way people fought wars, hunted, and spent leisurely time. In addition to covering traditional archery from a historical point of view the book also provides guidance about culture, current applications, and present rules and regulations of traditional archery that everybody in the field of traditional sports and games needs to learn.

The well-written book is a contribution of twenty-five authors and experts from sixteen countries with many popular traditional archery sports. It is the most comprehensive work on the subject matter to date, and it will be of extreme value to teachers, athletes, coaches in traditional sports, scholars in sports science, sports historians, physical educators, people in sports ministries, and agencies. In addition to educating and entertaining, this book gives readers a connection on a personal level to all those united by this shared physical and cultural heritage, and it will advance understanding of and enjoyment for the sacred games of traditional archery.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. From a General Perspective: Traditional Archery around the World
Mehmet Türkmen¹ and Adem Kaya²
¹Muş Alparslan University, Turkey
²Bowie State University, Maryland, USA

Chapter 2.
Rules and Fundamentals of Ottoman Range Archery
Mehmet Türkmen¹ and Adem Kaya²
¹Muş Alparslan University, Turkey
²Bowie State University, Maryland, USA

Chapter 3. Archetypes of Traditional Archery in Khakasya (Sayano-Altaı) Tashtyky Culture
Mehmet Türkmen¹ and Mehmet Akif Ziyagil²
¹Muş Alparslan University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Turkey
²Mersin University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Turkey

Chapter 4. Bow and Arrow in 16th Century Ottoman Documents
Ahmet Yigit
Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Letters, Department of History, Mugla, Turkiye

Chapter 5. The Soci̇o-Cultural Place of Arrow and Publi̇cati̇on in Turki̇sh Culture Hi̇story
Esra Ciplak
Department of History, Medieval History Muş Alparslan University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Turkiye

Chapter 6. The Invention of the Bow as the Ancient Wisdom of All the People of the World
Elemes Alimkhanov
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Chapter 7. Some Thoughts on the National Art of Sniping of the Uzbeks
Feruza Djumaniyozova
Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan

Chapter 8. The Ancient Roots of Using Arrows and Bows in Azerbaijan and Its Connection with the Modern Period
Ayten Mehdiyeva
Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, Faculty of History – Geography, Baku, Azerbaijan

Chapter 9.
The Use of Bow and Arrow as a Phenomenon in Cinematographic Expression
Yusuf Yurdigul, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Communication, Ataturk University, Turkiye

Chapter 10. Arrow Shooting and Shooting Activities in the Seljuk Turks
Osman İmamoğlu
Yaşar Doğu Faculty of Sports Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Türkiye

Chapter 11.
Written Sources of Ottoman Archery: The Literature of Kaws-Namah
Şükrü Seçkin Anik
Research Assistant, Archery Research Institute of Archery Foundation, Turkey

Chapter 12. The Banana Tree Ritual-Game and Ethnosport: Psychology of the Art of Archery from the Krikatí Warrior in Amazon, Brazil
Fabio José Cardias-Gomes¹, Edivaldo Cohhi Krikatí², Lourenço Borges Milhomen³, and José Ronaldo Mendonça Fassheber⁴
¹Federal University of Maranhão-Imperatriz, University of São Paulo Post-Doctoring Fellowship, Brazil;World Ethnosport:, Brazil
²Indigenous Cacique (chief-leader) of the Krikatí Jerusalém community, Brazil
³Indigenous organizer-host of the Krikatí´s bananeira ritual-game, Brazil
⁴Paraná State University, UNESPAR-Brazil

Chapter 13.
Traditional Archery: Bodily Wisdom and Its Symbolic Elements in Traditional Sports and Games
Soraia Chung Saura and Ana Cristina Zimmermann
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Chapter 14. Art of Archery Chronology in the Indonesian Archipelago from a Historical Timeline Point of View
Irvan Setiawan Mappaseng, BSc, MSc, MBA
Head of Commissioner of Indonesian Horseback and Traditional Archery Association (IHASA); Deputy of Foreign Relations of Committee of Traditional Sports and Games of Indonesia (KPOTI); Head of Public Relations of World Horseback Archery Federation (WHAF); Archery enthusiast and practitioner since 2004

Chapter 15. Traditional Archery in Contemporary Bulgarian Society
Denitsa H. Maydon and Ilkay Yorgancı
Faculty of Tourism, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, TRNC, Turkey

Chapter 16. Simplified Descriptions of the Most Commonly Played Traditional Archery in the World
Adem Kaya¹ and Csaba Fenesi²
¹Sport Management, Bowie State University, Maryland, USA
²Archery Researcher


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