Author: Michel RoucheISBN: 978-954-320-317-8
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The true image of Attila, the leader of the Huns, does not by far coincide with the conception of a blood-thirsty illiterate beast cultivated in the mass conscience, about whom it had been said that no grass could grow where his horsemen had passed and that the meat placed under his saddle was roasted while he rode. His being perceived as a scourge of God continues to this day. The horror of the two poles of the Roman domains - Rome and Constantinople - and of Paris, Orleans and Milan alike, the leader of the Huns encountered the opposition of quite unexpected and unpredictable allies - Roman General Aetius and the King of the Visigoths, "the greatest barbarian" among the Barbarians. In the course of approximately two decades (from AD 434 to AD 453) this man, who did not live to sixty, became for ever part of History. Michel Rouche, Professor at the Sorbonne, specialist in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, offers a new rendition and new interpretation of texts and developments, which have long been misunderstood or have not been backed up by archaeology. He presents a complete study on Attila. By his pen one of the most powerful victors in human history regains his complete vitality and many-sided character, clouded by myths spawned about him.
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