Обложка книги Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome

Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome

ISBN: 0312349394;
Издательство: Thomas Dunne Books
Страниц: 324

Attila the Hun was "the Genghis Khan of Europe," says British historian Man in this fast-paced though often prosaic account of the rise and fall of the Huns and their infamous leader. Man traces the origin of the Huns, following these restless nomads from the steppes of Mongolia to present-day Hungary. Attila led his people in terrifying raids into new lands in the fifth century. Relying on scant written sources, Man (Genghis Khan; Gobi: Tracking the Desert) portrays Attila as a man of "extreme contradictions" and moods, skillful at deceiving both his closest advisers and his greatest enemies. In his military campaigns, Attila moved quickly to loot as many villages as he could in order to satisfy his followers. His armies of mounted archers, a throng that could shoot up to 12,000 arrows a minute, wrought destruction and terror wherever they went. He terrified the Romans as he approached their city, but Man says Attila would never have been able to penetrate the fortresses of...

Похожие книги:

Which royal was nicknamed Action Man? What pet name did…
For centuries, Rome had ruled from Africa to the wilds …
From Vlad the Impaler to Attila the Hun - the most hein

Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, Attila Futaki
1916. A man haunts the roads - a man with sharp teeth a

Jesse Russell,Ronald Cohn
Flavius Aetius (c. 396–454), dux et patricius, was a Ro…

Man, John
The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbari…
A Blue Whitehouse in a Red Country is a compelling sati…