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The end of empire : Attila the Hun and the fall of Rome
Kelly, Christopher, 1964-
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Attila the Hun
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2009]

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x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
A bold new account of Attila the Hun as empire builder and political threat to Rome reframes the warrior king as a political strategist, capturing the story of how a small, but dedicated, opponent dealt a seemingly invincible empire defeats from which it would never recover.
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Originally published: Attila the Hun: barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman Empire. London : Bodley Head, 2008.
Strava of Attila the Hun -- Before Attila. First contact ; Axis of evil ; A backward steppe ; Romans and barbarians ; How the West was won -- Huns and Romans. A tale of two cities ; War on three fronts ; Brothers in arms ; Fighting for Rome ; Shock and awe ; Barbarians at the gates ; Price of peace -- Dinner with Attila. Mission impossible ; Close encounters ; Eating with the enemy ; What the historian saw ; Truth and dare ; End game -- Failure of empire. Hearts and minds ; Bride of Attila ; Taking sides ; Fog of war ; Last retreat ; Endings ; Reputations.
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