The Night Attila Died

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...there was Attila, the reviled leader of the Huns who cut a bloody swath of death 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-a curious footnote to a legacy rife with violence.

But history happens to be wrong.

Michael Babcock, a noted philologist and ...

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Overview

Before Saddam, before Hitler, before Napoleon...

...there was Attila, the reviled leader of the Huns who cut a bloody swath of death 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-a curious footnote to a legacy rife with violence.

But history happens to be wrong.

Michael Babcock, a noted philologist and recognized authority on the life and legend of Attila, makes a stunning revelation: "The Scourge of God" died as he lived...

Attila was murdered.

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

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In 453 C.E., the Roman Empire (Eastern and Western) got a lucky break: Attila, king of the enemy Huns, was dead. The Huns, originally a central Asian tribe, had migrated west, driving defeated Germanic tribes in the same direction and thereby weakening the stability of the Western Roman Empire. Historians record that Attila, based in what is now Hungary, expired on his wedding night. For a proclaimed scourge of God, the details were rather pathetic: he supposedly drank himself into a near stupor and, after retiring to the bridal chamber, got a nosebleed in bed and choked to death on his own blood. A philologist with expertise in old Germanic texts, Babcock (humanities, Liberty Univ., Lynchburg, VA) disputes this account, arguing plausibly that the Hunnish leader was poisoned by the Romans with the aid of some of his own lieutenants. Even though Attila had been defeated two years before at Chalons by the Western Roman Empire, he still presented a mortal danger to the entire Roman world. Babcock surmises that it was Marcian, the Eastern Roman emperor, who set the assassination plot in motion. This revisionist view of an intriguing period of European history is recommended for academic and larger public libraries.-Robert J. Andrews, Duluth P.L. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780425202722
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Babcock, Ph.D., a recognized authority on the historical and legendary material surrounding the life and death of Attila the Hun, is an Associate Professor of Humanities at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Philology from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina.

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