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Author Kelly, Christopher, 1964-

Title The end of empire : Attila the Hun and the fall of Rome / Christopher Kelly.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    937.09 KEL    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    937.09 KEL    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    937.09 KEL    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description x, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note Originally published: Attila the Hun: barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman Empire. London : Bodley Head, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-330) and index.
Contents The Strava of Attila the Hun -- Before Attila. First contact ; The axis of evil ; A backward steppe ; Romans and barbarians ; How the West was won -- Huns and Romans. A tale of two cities ; War on three fronts ; Brothers in arms ; Fighting for Rome ; Shock and awe ; Barbarians at the gates ; The price of peace -- Dinner with Attila. Mission impossible ; Close encounters ; Eating with the enemy ; What the historian saw ; Truth and dare ; End game -- The failure of empire. Hearts and minds ; The bride of Attila ; Taking sides ; The fog of war ; The last retreat ; Endings ; Reputations.
Summary A bold new account of Attila the Hun as empire builder and political threat to Rome reframes the warrior king as a political strategist, capturing the story of how a small, but dedicated, opponent dealt a seemingly invincible empire defeats from which it would never recover.
Subject Attila, -453.
Huns -- Biography.
Huns -- History.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Added Title Attila the Hun
ISBN 9780393061963 (hardcover) : $26.95
0393061965 (hardcover)

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