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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome
  • Christopher Kelly
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 9780224076760

Christopher Kelly ↠ 4 review

The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Free read ☆ 4 Orian who met Attila during a top secret assassination attempt This tale of espionage and counter intelligence is one of the most thrilling in the whole of Roman history Challenging our own ideas about barbarians and Romans imperialism and civilisation terrorists and superpowers this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forev. I have to admit to being than just a little bit disappointed in this book since I was expecting the Hollywood version of Attila and not the real one As it turns out there was a big difference The Hollywood version was out riding through the wilds killing Romans raping pillaging and doing all the things one would expect someone called The Hun to do As it turns out the real Attila while doing some of what was expected ruled by threat and extortion accumulating a fortune while at the same time time staying home In short Attila was the consummate politician and were he alive today would be right at home in Washington D C Even his death was disappointing Attila the Hun was supposed to go down fighting against the Romans but instead died in bed on his wedding night of a nosebleed How much of a disappointment would you want than thatOK having said all that Kelly s book is an excellent overview of the events leading up to the downfall of the Roman Empire although Attila was long gone by the time that happened As a result much of the book centers on Rome and not on Attila Actually Attila doesn t even get mentioned until close to page 100 Overall Kelly offers an interesting look at how Christianity helped bring about the fall of Rome which had they retained their belief in the old gods and focused their attention on what is now Europe and less on the area of what is now modern day Turkey the Empire might have lasted another 1000 years Instead the Empire was divided into the Eastern and Western Empires and that division helped bring about its downfall not Attila Blame the Goths and Visigoths they sacked Rome Attila never did An interesting and worthwhile read but it looks like if I want to read about the swashbuckling version of Attila it s time to go to the fiction section

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The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Free read ☆ 4 Attila the Hun godless barbarian and near mythical warrior king has become a byword for mindless ferocity His brutal attacks smashed through the frontiers of the Roman empire in a savage wave of death and destruction His reign of terror shattered an imperial world that had been securely unified by the conuests of Julius Caesar five centuries before This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun For the first time it reveals t. Excellent I m not sure Kelly adds much to the story but he tells it well Kelly does bring you up to date as far as what recent archaeology has brought to light but it isn t much The Huns were not some far eastern yellow menace but beyond that there s not a lot to go on Kelly points out that the Huns as invaders were parasitic and adapted themselves to some extent to the peoples they conuered In other words Hun artifacts intermingled with Goth artifacts show little or no difference Oh there are a few pure Hun burial sites that have been found but it s a mistake to say that the Hun civilization was a fixed thing with clear boundaries When it comes to Attila again there s not much to go on Kelly builds his story primarily on the fragments of a history on Attila that was written by Priscus of Panium The reason that we only have fragments is due to a later Byzantine emperor s massive and goofy editorial project Priscus actually saw Attila and Kelly gives the Roman high marks for his objectivity Attila according to Priscus was a shrewd brave operator looking to extort what he could out of the Romans both East and West The Huns were brutal but when faced with a set piece battle against good troops their success was at best limited And after Attila s strange death by nosebleed after a night of drinking things uickly unraveled for the Huns The history here is all somewhat murky but this is where Kelly excels by filling in the gaps with an informed speculation that strikes me as reasonable and entertaining

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The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Free read ☆ 4 He history of an astute politician and first rate military commander who brilliantly exploited the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman empire We ride with Attila and the Huns from the windswept steppes of Kazakhstan to the opulent city of Constantinople from the Great Hungarian Plain to the fertile fields of Champagne in France Christopher Kelly utilises a wealth of original texts including the only surviving account of the hist. Well done and well researched history about Atilla the Hun and the end of the Western Roman Empire but not without its flaws Weird stylistic breaks happen throughout to go on page long tangents about archaeological discoveries or how such and such Roman writer was a complete idiot Also dips into plenty of snark about Christianity and as he calls it civilization This a common problem I find with modern historians they want to challenge the status uo so much they end up sounding like a tumblr writer with a History degree


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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Free read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher Kelly review The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Writing about Attila poses problems for the historian the only sources that really exist about him were written by those considered among his fiercest enemies namely the Romans The Romans essentially considered everything non Roman

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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Excellent I'm not sure Kelly adds much to the story but he tells it well Kelly does bring you up to date as far as what recent archaeology has brought to light but it isn't much The Huns were not some far eastern

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    review The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Christopher Kelly ↠ 4 review Free read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher Kelly An exhaustive exhausting at times historical account of a fascinating time in ancient history This went well as a

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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Christopher Kelly ↠ 4 review Well done and well researched history about Atilla the Hun and the end of the Western Roman Empire but not without its flaws Weird stylistic breaks happen throughout to go on page long tangents about archaeological discoveries or how such and such Roman writer was a complete idiot Also dips into plenty of snark about Christianity

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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Very rarely read history books so was looking for something pretty basic and this certainly fit the bill Easy to read and covers the

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    Free read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher Kelly PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Christopher Kelly ↠ 4 review When people hear the name Attila the Hun thoughts and ideas immediately come to mind both pro and con Some think of him as

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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] In the “End of Empire” Christopher Kelly insightfully dissected the stereotypical image of Attila The narrative was readable and effective Christopher Kelly provided a brief but excellent summary of Attila’s diplomatic political and military relationship with both the Western and Eastern Roman Empires The failed Roman policies to contain the Huns Vandals and so forth were explained in an easy to understand way In s

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    review The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] Free read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher Kelly I have to admit to being than just a little bit disappointed in this book since I was expecting the Hollywood version of Attila and not the real one As it turns out there was a big difference The Hollywood version was out

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    PDF FREE [The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome] It's almost beyond argument that the sudden appearance of the Huns in 4th century eastern Europe helped precipi

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    Free read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher Kelly Christopher Kelly ↠ 4 review review The End of Empire Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome Pretty much what one wants out of a general history Kelly is an academic historian who nevertheless manages to distill ancient history for a popular audience This is harder than it sounds; many academic historians are simply ill or uneuipped to find compelling ways to narrate history for non specialists They indu

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