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Attila The Hun By Christopher Kelly

Attila The Hun by Christopher Kelly

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Attila the Hun - godless barbarian and near-mythical warrior king - has become a byword for mindless ferocity.

Attila The Hun Summary

Attila The Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly

Attila the Hun - godless barbarian and near-mythical warrior king - has become a byword for mindless ferocity. His brutal attacks smashed through the frontiers of the Roman empire in a savage wave of death and destruction. His reign of terror shattered an imperial world that had been securely unified by the conquests of Julius Caesar five centuries before. This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun. For the first time it reveals the history of an astute politician and first-rate military commander who brilliantly exploited the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman empire. We ride with Attila and the Huns from the windswept steppes of Kazakhstan to the opulent city of Constantinople, from the Great Hungarian Plain to the fertile fields of Champagne in France. Challenging our own ideas about barbarians and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, terrorists and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forever.

Attila The Hun Reviews

"Christopher Kelly...gives a fine account of this complex story, unpicking its strands cleanly and persuasively" * Literary Review *
"Learned, fluent and often witty study of the great Hunnish leader...Kelly is ideally qualified to write this account" -- Tom Holland * Daily Telegraph *
"Acute and entertaining biography set against the fall of the Roman Empire" * Metro *
"Gripping" * The Times *

About Christopher Kelly

Christopher Kelly is a historian and classicist. He read classics and law at the University of Sydney in Australia before taking his doctorate at Trinity College, Cambridge. He stayed at Cambridge and is now a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, and was for five years its Senior Tutor. In 2006 he was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. His previous books include Ruling the Later Roman Empire (Harvard, 2004) and The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2006).

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GOR011229879
9781844139156
1844139158
Attila The Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-09-03
320
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