The Huns

The Huns This is a history of the Huns in Europe from their first attacks on the Goths north of the Black Sea to the collapse of their central European empire after the death of the legendary Attila In the onl

  • Title: The Huns
  • Author: Edward Arthur Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780631214434
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a history of the Huns in Europe from their first attacks on the Goths north of the Black Sea to the collapse of their central European empire after the death of the legendary Attila In the only connected narrative account of the rise and fall of the Huns in English, Professor Thompson reconstructs their campaigns in detail from disparate and often fragmentary sourThis is a history of the Huns in Europe from their first attacks on the Goths north of the Black Sea to the collapse of their central European empire after the death of the legendary Attila In the only connected narrative account of the rise and fall of the Huns in English, Professor Thompson reconstructs their campaigns in detail from disparate and often fragmentary sources In the process, there emerges a clear picture of their dramatic successes, and failures, against the non Roman peoples of central and eastern Europe, and of their many invasions of the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire.

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    1. Anthony Quinn as Attila wearing surely the most absurd helmet in the history of cheapo film productions.The nation of the Huns, scarcely known to ancient documents, dwelt beyond the Maeotic marshes beside the frozen ocean, and surpassed every extreme of ferocity.- Ammianus MarcellinusAttila the Hun! Is there any name more evocative of barbarian hordes looting, burning and murdering their way through civilization except possibly Genghis Khan's? In the final, thirty-first book of Ammianus Marcelli [...]

    2. This book is a fine piece of work on the Huns, predominantly from the Roman perspective and for students of Roman history, which is acceptable given that Thompson clearly states this to be the case in the Introduction.I got this book because I have a general interest in nomadic peoples and their confederations in the Eurasian steppes, from the Scythians to the post-Mongol states. I found the book to extremely enjoyable and well assembled; one gets the feeling that Thompson has a true in-depth kn [...]

    3. In the beginning of the book, Thompson spends an amusing amount of time telling the reader what he can't tell them and about what evidence is missing. By the time he starts the main body of the book, I wondered if there was anything left to tell! But he does a very impressive job of covering a subject about which so little evidence is left. Like most nomadic peoples, the Huns left little archaeological evidence. The early sources that are left are often fragmented and unreliable. Where he uses q [...]

    4. This book is truly fantastic. It is extraordinarily well written and the subject is really interesting. The topic of the book is somewhat narrow as it is more about the interaction of the Huns and the Romans, both directly and indirectly, than about the Huns in general. The original edition of the book called, I think, 'Attila and the Huns', was released in the late 50's so is not all that up to date. This edition is much more recent and the shortcomings resulting from lack of information are in [...]

    5. E.A Thompson's book entitled "A History of Attila and the Huns" was first published in 1948. This is a slightly revised version of that same book, with a different title to make it fit into Wiley-Blackwell's "People of Europe" series. Given the original title, the reign of the Attila is the bulk of this book. While I would consider this to be a limitation, it is hardly one that I can fault Thompson for, given the paucity of source material on the Huns around that period. The books starts off wit [...]

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