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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    The Huns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E.A. Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631214434
    ISBN 10: 0631214437
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
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    Abridged Dewey: 936
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    LC classification: D141 .T5 1999
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    11 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    E. A. Thompson was Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham from 1948--1979. His previous books include A History of Attila and The Huns, The Early Germans, The Goths in Spain, Romans and Barbarians and Who was St Patrick? The Huns includes a revised afterword by Peter Heather, Lecturer of Ancient History at University College London. Professor Thompson died in 1994.
    Back cover copy
    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 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.This dramatic narrative is punctuated by analytical chapters which chart the transformations wrought in Hunnic society by contact with the more developed world of the Roman Mediterranean. In these chapters, the author sets himself the task of explaining the sudden rise and equally sudden fall of the Huns in the fourth and fifth centuries. He finds his answer in the impact of Roman wealth upon the original social structures of the Huns."The Huns" includes an Afterword by Peter Heather, Lecturer in Early Medieval History at University College London, which sets Professor Thompson's book in the broad context of recent studies on the Huns.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. 1. Sources. 2. The History of the Huns Before Attila. 3. Hun Society Before Attila. 4. The Victories of Attila. 5. Peace on the Danube Frontier. 6. The Defeats of Attila. 7. Hun Society Under Attila. 8. Roman Foreign Policy and the Huns. 9. Conclusion. Appendixes:. A: The Songs of the Huns. B: The Causes of the War of 441. C: Valips. D: The Campaign of 441--3. E: Chronological Note on the Years 449--50. F: The Site of Attilaa s Headquarters. G: The Alleged Gothic Names of the Huns. Afterword by Peter Heather. Further Reading. Index.