Review: Attila the Hun: A Barbarian King and the Fall of Rome
May 6, 2008
Attila the Hun is a household name- a byword for barbarism and violence ?but to most of us the man himself, his world and his place in history have remained elusive. So reads the blurb on the back of John Man?s book on Attila the Hun. Yet does the book actually give us a greater idea of the personality and life of the infamous barbarian warlord?
At first glance it might seem not, but as the book develops Man creates a brilliant picture of Attila and his Huns, as well as their Roman victims. We are treated to a brief overview of the political situation facing the Western Roman Empire during the early fifth century, before the author quickly turns his attention to other topics…
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