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The Huns, Rome and the birth of Europe

The Huns, Rome and the birth of Europe

Author: Hyun Jin Kim
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Huns have often been treated as primitive barbarians with no advanced political organisation. Their place of origin was the so-called 'backward steppe'. It has been argued that whatever political organisation they achieved they owed to the 'civilizing influence' of the Germanic peoples they encountered as they moved west. This book argues that the steppes of Inner Asia were far from 'backward' and that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hyun Jin Kim
ISBN: 9781107009066 1107009065 1107055407 9781107055407
OCLC Number: 815873345
Description: viii, 338 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Rome's inner Asian enemies before the Huns --
3. The Huns in Central Asia --
4. The Huns in Europe --
5. The end of the Hunnic Empire in the West --
6. The later Huns and the birth of Europe --
Responsibility: Hyun Jin Kim.
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Argues that the political culture of the Huns was more sophisticated than is often believed and reassesses their role in the creation of early medieval Europe. Their expansion also marked the  Read more...


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'Gets my vote for the freshness of its worldview.' Peter Heather, BBC History Magazine 'Kim argues that the Huns played a large and positive role in the fall of Rome and the birth of Europe ... This Read more...

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