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The end of empire : Attila the Hun and the fall of Rome

Author: Christopher Kelly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A bold new account of Attila the Hun as empire builder and political threat to Rome reframes the warrior king as a political strategist, capturing the story of how a small, but dedicated, opponent dealt a seemingly invincible empire defeats from which it would never recover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Attila; Attila
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Kelly
ISBN: 9780393061963 0393061965 9780393338492 0393338495
OCLC Number: 286488090
Notes: Originally published: Attila the Hun: barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman Empire. London : Bodley Head, 2008.
Description: x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Strava of Attila the Hun --
pt. 1. Before Attila --
First contact --
The axis of evil --
A backward steppe --
Romans and barbarians --
How the West was won --
pt. 2. Huns and Romans --
A tale of two cities --
War on three fronts --
Brothers in arms --
Fighting for Rome --
Shock and awe --
Barbarians at the gates --
The price of peace --
pt. 3. Dinner with Attila --
Mission impossible --
Close encounters --
Eating with the enemy --
What the historian saw --
Truth and dare --
End game --
pt. 4. The failure of empire --
Hearts and minds --
The bride of Attila --
Taking sides --
The fog of war --
The last retreat --
Endings --
Epilogue : Reputations.
Other Titles: Attila the Hun
Responsibility: Christopher Kelly.

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Conjuring up images of savagery and ferocity, Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarianism. This history reframes the warrior king as a political strategist who dealt a seemingly invincible  Read more...

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