Attila the Hun


Arch-enemy of Rome

By: Ian Hughes
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781781590096
Published: 14th January 2019
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

Attila the Hun

 

Attila the Hun is a household name. Rising to the Hunnic kingship around 434, he dominated European history for the next two decades. Attila bullied and manipulated both halves of the Roman empire, forcing successive emperors to make tribute payments or face invasion. Ian Hughes recounts Attila's rise to power, attempting to untangle his character and motivations so far as the imperfect sources allow. A major theme is how the two halves of the empire finally united against Attila, prompting his fateful decision to invade Gaul and his subsequent defeat at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plain in 451.

Integral to the narrative is analysis of the history of the rise of the Hunnic Empire; the reasons for the Huns' military success; relations between the Huns and the two halves of the Roman Empire; Attila’s rise to sole power; and Attila’s doomed attempt to bring both halves of the Roman Empire under his dominion.

 




Some books that may interest you

Tank Wrecks of the Western Front, 1940-1945
Tank Wrecks of the Western Front, 1940-1945
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Dunkirk to the Rhineland
Dunkirk to the Rhineland
By: C N Murrell

A Strategist in Exile
A Strategist in Exile
By: Rainer Nickel

Ancient Weapons in Britain
Ancient Weapons in Britain
By: Logan Thompson

Infantry Attacks
Infantry Attacks
By: Erwin Rommel

Spitfire Dive-bombers versus the V2
Spitfire Dive-bombers versus the V2
By: Bill Simpson

The Affair at Nery
The Affair at Nery
By: Patrick Takle

Fighters over the Fleet
Fighters over the Fleet
By: Norman Friedman

The Black Prince and the Capture of a King
The Black Prince and the Capture of a King
By: Marilyn Livingstone, Morgen Witzel



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.