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Attila the Hun

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Attila the Hun

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A Wicked History is the definitive biography series for middle and high school students on the evil individuals who twisted the course of history. Newly revised editions include additional resources that supplement and support the core text. These include related primary sources, prompts for students to reflect on what they've read, and project ideas for further inquiry. Engaging narratives introduce readers to history's most famous and infamous figures Sophisticated design appeals to high-school and middle-school readers Controlled vocabulary and sentence length make these books highly readable Directly correlated to Social Studies Standards for Middle and High School www.factsfornow.scholastic.com See page 1 for more information.

Attila the Hun

Author : Arthur K. Britton
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The Romans called Attila the Hun the “Scourge of God,” and he stands out as one of the most brutal barbarians of the ancient world. Though historians know surprisingly little about Attila, what they do know confirms that he was an incredibly successful leader. He united bands of his people to conquer large sections of Europe in the fifth century. The vicious tactics of these nomadic peoples are matched only by the storied biography of their leader. This fascinating account of Attila is supported by ancient primary sources as well as imaginative artwork depicting the ruler and his people.

Attila the Hun

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Attila the Hun is a household name. Rising to the Hunnic kingship around 434, he dominated European history for the next two decades. Attila bullied and manipulated both halves of the Roman empire, forcing successive emperors to make tribute payments or face invasion. Ian Hughes recounts Attila's rise to power, attempting to untangle his character and motivations so far as the imperfect sources allow. A major theme is how the two halves of the empire finally united against Attila, prompting his fateful decision to invade Gaul and his subsequent defeat at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plain in 451. Integral to the narrative is analysis of the history of the rise of the Hunnic Empire; the reasons for the Huns' military success; relations between the Huns and the two halves of the Roman Empire; Attila's rise to sole power; and Attila's doomed attempt to bring both halves of the Roman Empire under his dominion.

Attila The Hun

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The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in history and the world in which he lived? This riveting biography reveals the man behind the myth. In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man, Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman empire still stood astride the Western World, from its twin capitals of Rome and Constantinople, but it was threatened by a new force, the much-feared Barbarian hordes. It was Attila who united the Barbarian tribes into a single, amazingly-effective army. He launched two violent attacks against the eastern and western halves of the Roman empire, attacks which earned him his reputation for mindless devastation, and brought an end to Rome's pre-eminence in Europe. Attila was coarse, capricious, arrogant, ruthless and brilliant. An illiterate and predatory tribal chief, he had no interest in administration, but was a wily politician, who, from his base in the grasslands of Hungary, used secretaries and ambassadors to bring him intelligence on his enemies. He was a leader whose unique qualities made him supreme among tribal leaders, but whose weaknesses ensured the collapse of his empire after his death.

Attila The Hun

Author : Christopher Kelly
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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 conquests of Julius Caesar five centuries before. This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun. For the first time it reveals the 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. 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 forever.

The Life and Times of Attila the Hun

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Attila, king of the Huns, thundered out of the Steppes of Central Asia early in the fifth century CE. He rode at the head of his horrific band of horsemen, spreading fear and wreaking havoc throughout the European countryside. History recalls him as a terror of monumental proportions. Known as the “scourge of God” by early Christians, he ruled for two short decades and was gone. Attila took on the mighty Roman Empire and contributed mightily to its fall. He led his barbarian hordes to the gates of Constantinople, across present-day Germany and France to Orléans, and deep into today's Italy. He left behind a sinister legacy, borne out by the blood and bones of tens of thousands of his victims.

The End of Empire Attila the Hun the Fall of Rome

Author : Christopher Kelly
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"A thoughtful and sophisticated account of a notoriously complicated and controversial period." —R. I. Moore, Times Literary Supplement History remembers Attila, the leader of the Huns, as the Romans perceived him: a savage barbarian brutally inflicting terror on whoever crossed his path. Following Attila and the Huns from the steppes of Kazakhstan to the court of Constantinople, Christopher Kelly portrays Attila in a compelling new light, uncovering an unlikely marriage proposal, a long-standing relationship with a treacherous Roman general, and a thwarted assassination plot. We see Attila as both a master warrior and an astute strategist whose rule was threatening but whose sudden loss of power was even more so. The End of Empire is an original exploration of the clash between empire and barbarity in the ancient world, full of contemporary resonance.

Attila the Hun

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One of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD 452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he faced, including one of his few major setbacks, the defeat at the battle of the Catalaunian Fields in AD 451.

The Night Attila Died

Author : Michael A. Babcock
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A noted philologist and historian offers a thought-provoking study of the death of Attila, the much feared leader of the Huns, who conquered much of fifth-century Europe, arguing that careful analysis of textual and historical evidence leads to the conclusion that the Hun leader was assassinated as the result of a plot orchestrated by Marcian, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Dear Attila the Hun

Author : Leonard Stern
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The Pope Vs Attila the Hun

Author : Charles L. Mee Jr.
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When Pope Leo rode out of Rome in 452 to meet Attila the Hun, he had no arms, no army, no bodyguards, no great retinue of ambassadors and advisers. Only a few churchmen and lesser officials of the enfeebled and fading Roman Empire accompanied him. Attila came to the encounter leading a large, well-armed, battle-hardened army of Huns on horseback. Having plundered northern Italy, they were on their way south with the apparent intention of sacking Rome. Leo had to convince Attila to spare the center of Western civilization. Here, in this essay by award-winning historian Charles L. Mee Jr. is the surprising story of that fateful encounter and its aftermath.

The Enemies of Rome From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

Author : Philip Matyszak
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"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it. Here is the reality behind such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, as well as the thrilling tales of Hannibal, the great Boudicca, the rebel leader and Mithridates, the connoisseur of poisons, among many others. Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes and others were murderous villains, but each has a unique and fascinating story.

The Battle of the Catalaunian Fields AD451

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Evan Schultheis reconsiders the evidence for Attila the Hun's most famous battle, the climax of his invasion of the Western Roman Empire that had reached as far as Orleans in France. Traditionally considered one of the pivotal battles in European history, saving the West from conquest by the Huns, the Catalaunian Fields is here revealed to be significant but less immediately decisive than claimed. This new study exposes oversimplified views of Attila's army, which was a sophisticated and complex all-arms force, drawn from the Huns and their many allies and subjects. The 'Roman' forces, largely consisting of Visigoth and Alan allies, are also analyzed in detail. The author, a reenactor of the period, describes the motives and tactics of both sides. Drawing on the latest historiography and research of the primary sources, and utilizing Roman military manuals, Evan Schultheis offers a completely new tactical analysis of the battle and a drastic reconsideration of Hun warfare, the Roman use of federates, and the ethnography of the Germanic peoples who fought for either side. The result is a fresh and thorough case study of battle in the 5th century.

Attila King of the Huns

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Attila the Hun has been known to the world for centuries as a bloodthirsty tyrant and little else. In this fascinating piece of historical detective work, Patrick Howarth throws a new and more sympathetic light on the popular legend. Attila ruled over the vast, but short-lived, Hun Empire of the fifth century, the time of the disintegration of the Roman Empire and the emergence of the great barbarians. In successive campaigns, from his military headquarters in Hungary, he brought his armies to the gates of Constantinople, through Germany and France to Orleans, and deep into italy. This scholarly and engaging work, using primary sources, as well as recent archaeological finds in Hungary and elsewhere, shows that Attila was much more than a great commander and reveals the little understood world of the Huns, a people of remarkable equestrian skills who came from the borders of China.

Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

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This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

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Explains how the legendary military commander's principles of leadership can be applied to contemporary business situations in the '90s.

The Bible and Attila the Hun

Author : Janet A. Munger
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BIBLE HISTORY IN POETIC VERSE Book I: THE BOOK OF GENESIS The World: God's Creation The Book of Genesis Chapter 1 God's Creation of the World: Seven Days Day 1: Light (1: 3-5) Day 2: Sky (1: 6-8) Day 3: Sea, Land, Vegetation (1: 9-13) Day 4: Heavenly Bodies: Sun, Moon, Stars (1: 14-19) Day 5: Fish and Birds (1: 20-23) Day 6: Land Animals and Man (1: 24-31) Day 7: God Rested and Blessed this Holy Day (2: 1-3) The World: God's Creation The Garden of Eden The Book of Genesis Chapters 2-4 Chapter 2: The Garden of Eden-a Second Story of God's Creation of Man and Woman and a Description of Where Adam and Eve Are Living-The Garden of Eden Chapter 3: Free Choice-God Gives Adam and Eve the Gift of Free Choice and Puts Them to a Test Chapter 4: Cain and Abel-the Children of Adam and Eve: Cain Kills His Brother Abel out of Jealousy THE STORY OF THE GREAT FLOOD THE BOOK OF GENESIS Chapters 6 - 9 THE TABLE OF NATIONS THE BOOK OF GENESIS Chapter 10 THE TOWER OF BABEL Chapter 11 THE PARTIARCH ABRAHAM THE BOOK OF GENESIS The Life of Abraham Chapters 12-36 Chapter 12: Abraham was chosen by God to leave his homeland of Ur. ABRAHAM'S NEPHEW LOT MIGRATES WITH HIM BUT LEAVES ABRAHAM TO SETTLE IN SODOM Chapter 13 THE STORY OF THE FOUR KINGS Lot is Freed from Capture Chapter 14 THE COVENANT or PACT BETWEEN GOD AND ABRAHAM Chapter 15 THE BIRTH OF ISHMAEL Chapter 16 THE SECOND COVENANT OF GOD WITH ABRAHAM: THE CIRCUMCISION Chapter 17 ABRAHAM'S THREE VISITORS Chapter 18 THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH Chapter 19 THE BIRTH OF ISAAC Chapter 21 GOD TESTS ABRAHAM Chapter 22 ABRAHAM'S WIFE SARAH DIES at AGE 127 Chapter 23 ABRAHAM PERFORMS THE MOURNING RITES FOR SARAH AND PURCHASES A BURIAL PLACE FOR HER. ISAAC AND REBEKAH Chapter 24 ABRAHAM'S SONS BY KETURAH THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM AT AGE 175 DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM'S SON ISHMAEL Chapter 25 III. THE PATRIARCHS ISAAC AND JACOB The Birth of Esau and Jacob ISAAC AND ABIMELECH, KING OF THE PHILISTINES IN GERAR Chapter 26 JACOB DECEIVES ISAAC Chapter 27 JACOB'S BLESSING Chapter 28 JACOB'S JOURNEY TO HARAN Jacob's Marriage to Leah and to Rachel Chapter 29 JACOB AND RACHEL HAVE A SON THEY NAME JOSEPH Chapter 30 THE FLIGHT FROM LABAN Chapter 31 JACOB SENDS MESSENGERS TO HIS BROTHER ESAU Jacob's Struggle with an Angel Jacob's Name Is Changed to Israel Chapter 32 JACOB AND ESAU MEET Chapter 33 DINAH, DAUGHTER OF LEAH AND JACOB Jacob's Sons Get Their Revenge Chapter 34 JACOB GOES TO BETHEL Chapter 35 DESCENDANTS OF ESAU Joseph and His Brothers Chapter 36 JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS Joseph Is Sold into Egypt Chapter 37 JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS The Story Continues Chapters 38-50 ATTILA THE HUN Between the 1st century AD and the 7th, a nomadic group of people devastated the lands from sea to sea.

Attila the Hun Was Killed by a Nosebleed

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History is filled with interesting people, places, and events. Many have become commonly known, while others are still tall tales. Through engaging text enhanced by whimsical color illustrations and a fun quiz, students can test their knowledge of history.

Attila the Hun A 15 Minute Biography

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Once there was a fierce and warlike tribe called the Huns. They had driven the Goths to seek new homes. They came from Asia into Southeastern Europe and took possession of a large territory lying north of the River Danube. During the first half of the fifth century the Huns had a famous king named Attila. He was only twenty-one years old when he became their king. Even though he was young, he was very brave and ambitious, and he wanted to be a great and powerful king. Not far from Attila's palace there was a great rocky cave in the mountains. In this cave lived a strange man called the “Hermit of the Rocks.” No one knew his real name, or from what country he had come. He was very old, with a wrinkled face and long gray hair and beard. Many persons believed that he was a fortune-teller, so people often went to him to ask what would happen to them. One day, shortly after he became king, Attila went to the cave to get his fortune told. “Wise man,” said he, “look into the future and tell me what is before me in the path of life.” The hermit thought for a few moments. Then he said, “O King, I see you a famous conqueror, the master of many nations. I see you going from country to country, defeating armies and destroying cities. Men shall call you the 'Fear of the World.'” Read the story of this warrior king who attempted to conquer the Roman Empire. Ages 7 to 10. Educational Versions include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.