The Night Attila Died: Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun
Before Saddam, before Hitler, before Napoleon...
...there was Attila, the reviled leader of the Huns who cut a bloody swath of death across fifth-century Europe. Yet, for all his barbarian savagery, it took a mere nosebleed to end his life. At least that's how history has recorded it-a curious footnote to a legacy rife with violence.
But history happens to be wrong.
Michael Babcock, a noted philologist and recognized authority on the life and legend of Attila, makes a stunning revelation: "The Scourge of God" died as he lived...
Attila was murdered.
Using careful analysis of textual and historical evidence, Babcock lays out his argument like a skilled trial lawyer. He puts the reader in the jury box as he presents the evidence pointing to an assassination plot and subsequent cover-up, orchestrated by Attila's chief rival, Marcian, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
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The night Attila died: solving the murder of Attila the HunUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In 453 C.E., the Roman Empire (Eastern and Western) got a lucky break: Attila, king of the enemy Huns, was dead. The Huns, originally a central Asian tribe, had migrated west, driving defeated ... Read full review
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Philological sensationalism. Oh, boy. Read full review
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