Saturday, February 28, 2015

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun and the Fall of Rome

Author: Christopher Kelly

Rating: 3 Stars


The title can certainly be a bit misleading, but the problem with tackling a subject like Attila is the lack of recorded history of the Huns. The entire first half of the book was about the Roman empire in the generation before Attila lead his people. Even the second half of the book that actually focused on Attila is shaky at best, given that the information comes from a Roman historian - though he appears far less biased than those who were content to simply label Attila as a barbarian and leave it at that. Decent read, but sluggish in some places. Not really anything new to add to what is already known.

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