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Attila, King of the Huns: Man and myth (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Patrick Howarth

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Although his grave's location is still unknown, Attila the Hun's place in history and legend is assured, though controversial. Dubbed "The Scourge of God" by early Christian chroniclers but known to his intimates for his clemency and wisdom, Attila ruled for only eight years in the middle of the fifth century. In that brief space he consolidated the Hun kingdom and threatened to conquer the empires of both Rome and Constantinople. Drawing on new archaeological findings and Hungarian sources unknown in the West, prolific biographer Patrick Howarth has created the first authentic life of Attila.… (more)
Title:Attila, King of the Huns: Man and myth
Authors:Patrick Howarth
Info:Barnes & Noble Books (1995), Unknown Binding
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Tags:Non-Fiction, History, European History

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Very little factual information is available about Attila. The author does a good job of assembling what little is know and adding some conjecture from less reliable sources and even fiction to attempt to describe the life and times of Attila. This is mostly a review of what Attila did and some of the reasons why, it does not go deeply into his life or the life of his people. I thought it was informative and easy to read. ( )
  Karlstar | Mar 30, 2014 |
A good short biography and additional chapters that place him in the context of literature and other cultural outlet. Defends Attila as undeserving of his record as a monster. As one Amazon reviewer observed it could have been better orgainzed ( )
  carterchristian1 | Aug 3, 2013 |
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