Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome

Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome

by John Man

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Overview

A stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun

For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. He created the greatest of barbarian forces, and his empire briefly rivaled Rome's. In numerous raids and three major campaigns against the Roman Empire, he earned himself an instant and undying reputation for savagery. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila was capricious, arrogant, brutal, and brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. In the end, his ambitions ran away with him. He did not live long enough to found a lasting empire—but long enough to jolt Rome toward its final fall.

In this riveting biography, masterful storyteller John Man draws on his extensive travels through Attila's heartland and his experience with the nomadic traditions of Central Asia to reveal the man behind the myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312539399
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 751,326
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His book Gobi: Tracking the Desert was the first book on the subject in English since the 1920s. He is also the author of Atlas of the Year 1000, Alpha Beta, The Gutenberg Revolution, Genghis Khan, The Terracotta Army, and The Great Wall, among others.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
have not read it looks like a cool cover