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The night Attila died : solving the murder of Attila the Hun

Autore: Michael A Babcock
Editore: New York : Berkley Books, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Before Saddam, before Hitler, before Napoleon - there was Attila. "Born to shake the nations," the feared and reviled leader of the Huns cut a wide and bloody swath of death and destruction across fifth-century Europe. Yet, for all his barbarian savagery, it took a mere nosebleed to end his life. At least that's how history has recorded it. For more than fifteen hundred years, the relatively tame way Attila died
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Babcock, Michael A.
Night Attila died.
New York : Berkley Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607737414
Persona incaricata: Attila; Attila; König) Attila (Hunnenreich
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Michael A Babcock
ISBN: 0425202720 9780425202722
Numero OCLC: 57965614
Descrizione: x, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsabilità: Michael A. Babcock.
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"Before Saddam, before Hitler, before Napoleon - there was Attila. "Born to shake the nations," the feared and reviled leader of the Huns cut a wide and bloody swath of death and destruction across fifth-century Europe. Yet, for all his barbarian savagery, it took a mere nosebleed to end his life. At least that's how history has recorded it. For more than fifteen hundred years, the relatively tame way Attila died has remained a curious footnote to a legacy rife with tumult and violence. But history happens to be wrong." "In The Night Attila Died, Michael A. Babcock, Ph. D., noted philologist and recognized authority on the life and legend of Attila, makes a stunning revelation: The "Scourge of God" died as he lived - he was murdered."

"Using philology, the careful analysis of textual and historical evidence, Babcock lays out his argument like a skilled trial lawyer in a high-profile murder case. He puts the reader in the jury box as he presents piece after piece of evidence pointing to the assassination plot and subsequent cover-up that were orchestrated by Attila's chief rival, Marcian, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire."--Jacket.

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