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Attila the Man,
This review is from: Attila The Hun: A Barbarian King and the Fall of Rome (Paperback)
I didn't know an awful lot about Attila the Hun before reading this book, all I had heard was that it was he who finally instigated the fall of the Roman Empire, and obviously was a vicious, hairy, ugly and generally nasty man.
Reading this book was definitely an education in understanding Attila the Man as well as Attila the Hun. As well as summarising the history of events leading to the decay of the Roman Empire, it shows us as much as possible about the hun way of life and what kind of a man Attila must have been, and what impression he gave to those few who actually visited him face to face, not necessarily the vicious and nasty man I had imagined.
Great introduction to this period in history, well worth reading, especially for those with an interested in the art of mounted archery!