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  Royalty.nu - The Hun Empire - Attila the Hun
Attila, King of the Huns: The Man and the Myth by Patrick Howarth.
The Night Attila Died: Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun by Michael A. Babcock.
Attila the Hun and the Battle of Chalons
www.royalty.nu /history/empires/Hun.html   (2109 words)

  Attila the Hun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attila and Bleda threatened further war, claiming that the Romans had failed to fulfill their treaty obligations and that the bishop of Margus (not far from modern Belgrade) had crossed the Danube to ransack and desecrate the royal Hun graves on the Danube's north bank.
The Huns were left unopposed and rampaged through the Balkans as far as Thermopylae; Constantinople itself was saved by the intervention of the prefect Flavius Constantinus, who organized the citizenry to reconstruct the earthquake-damaged walls, and, in some places, to construct a new line of fortification in front of the old.
Attila, not convinced, sent an embassy to Ravenna to proclaim that Honoria was innocent, that the proposal had been legitimate, and that he would come to claim what was rightfully his.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attila_the_Hun   (4209 words)

Attila was born in 406 and in 434, at the age of 28, Attila succeeded his uncle as leader of the Huns.
Attila the Hun then moved onto the West Roman Empire and in 450, he demanded that Honoria, sister of the Western Emperor, Valentinian III, marry him and also receive half of the West Roman Empire as her dowry.
Attila the Hun devastated the western half of the Roman Empire between 451 and 452 and controlled a region from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea and from the Rhine River to the Caspian Sea.
www.greatkat.com /03/attilathehun.html   (446 words)

 Strat's Place - Daniel Rogov - Dining with Attila the Hun
A descendant of the wandering tribes of Mongolia, the oldest son of Mundzuk, and probably born in Hungary, Attila became king of the Huns and assumed the title "The Scourge of God" in 445 A.D. From that moment on his was a name associated with cruelty, violence and vindictiveness.
Clinging tightly to their image of Attila as the "barbarian par-excellence", historians have largely chosen to ignore the fact that Attila was also considered a consummate diplomat, a staunch friend and an adoring husband.
Attila himself sat on a soft couch centered near the rear wall on which were hung drapes made of fine linen.
www.stratsplace.com /rogov/dining_with_attila.html   (1008 words)

 Attila the Hun (calypsonian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attila the Hun (also spelled Atilla the Hun) was the name taken by the prominent calypsonian born Raymond Quevedo (March 24, 1892 - February 22, 1962).
He began singing in 1911 and was at his most prominent in the 1930s and 1940s.
Attila was the first calypsonian to hold elected public office; he was elected to the Port of Spain City Council in 1946 and was elected to the Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tobago in 1950 representing the St. George County East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attila_the_Hun_(calypsonian)   (274 words)

 Attila the Hun
Attila captures plunder from a village and part of this plunder is a red-headed woman.
Attila returns to his people when he learns of the new that his uncle has been killed (poisoned on orders of his nephew) and that his brother was about to be crowned.
Attila returns home where he is poisoned on his wedding night by his new wife, a woman whose family was killed by the Huns.
www.vernonjohns.org /snuffy1186/atillahn.html   (1126 words)

 Unique Facts About Europe: Attila the Hun
The European Huns are often thought to have been a western extension of the, a group of nomad tribes from north-eastern China and Central Asia.
Attila demanded, as a condition of peace, that the Romans should continue paying tribute in gold—and evacuate a strip of land stretching three hundred miles east from Sigindunum (Belgrade) and up to a hundred miles south of the Danube.
Attila finally halted at the Po, where he met an embassy including the prefect Trigetius, the consul Aviennus, and Pope Leo I. After the meeting he turned his army back, having claimed neither Honoria's hand nor the territories he desired.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Europeweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Europe34.htm   (1734 words)

In 451 he was met on the Plains of Chalons by the allied Romans under Actius and the Visigoths under Theodoric and Thorismond, who overcame the Huns and averted the peril that menaced Western civilization.
The moral power of these bishops, more particularly of the pope during the dissolution of the empire, is evidenced as well by the confidence in which the faithful looked to them for succour against the terrible invader as by the influence they sometimes exerted in staying that invader's destroying hand.
Most European countries have their legends of the Hunnish leader, who is diversely depicted, according as the vanity of nations would represent Attila as a friend who had contributed to their greatness or as a foe to whose superhuman strength it had been no discredit to succumb.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02061b.htm   (441 words)

 Reportret: Attila the Hun
The Huns were nomads who had moved from the steppes of Central Asia into Eastern Europe in the fourth century ce.
Attila the Hun could arm himself, like the Scythians, with bow and arrows in a quiver that was attached to his girdle, a short sword, a shield, and a throwing spear.
Attila the Hun was displayed on horseback, because it wouldn't be appropriate to depict the khan of a nation of horsemen on foot.
www.reportret.info /gallery/attilathehun1.html   (1775 words)

 Attila - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 434, Attila obtained tribute and great concessions for the Huns in a treaty with the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II, but, taking advantage of Roman wars with the Vandals and Persians, he invaded the Balkans in 441.
Attila took her proposal as a marriage offer and demanded half of the Western Empire as a dowry, a demand that was refused.
The fear Attila inspired is clear from many accounts of his savagery, but, though undoubtedly harsh, he was a just ruler to his own people.
encyclopedia.com /html/a/attila.asp   (479 words)

 Istria on the Internet - History - Attila the Hun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In their nomadic endeavors, the Huns crossed paths with the Ostrogoths and Visigoths and were able to maintain their dominance, especially at the Danubian frontier of the Roman empire.
History books record the destruction of Aquiliea by the Huns, but in myths and legends still evoked in Istria, the historical figure of Attila, the leader of the Huns, was reputed to have spent some time in Istria and, more significantly, to have met his untimely death there.
Attila was considered fearsome to such a degree by the empires that supernatura1 signs showed his death to rulers by way of a boon.
www.istrianet.org /istria/history/huns-goths/attila-death.htm   (1862 words)

 Dining With Attila the Hun, 448
The most famous leader of the Huns was Attila, whose name even today - 1500 years after his death - conjures up visions of evil savagery and whom the Romans called the "Scourge of God." He and his brother succeeded their uncle as co-leaders of the Huns in 434.
In 451 the Huns plunged into the heart of Europe but were defeated by the Western Romans and their Visigoth allies at the battle of Chalons in France.
Priscus, Dinner with Attila, translated in Robinson, J. H., Readings in European History (1905); Gibbon, Edward, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1896-1902); Thompson, E.A., A History of Attila and the Huns (1948).
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /attila.htm   (1265 words)

 Wikinfo | Attila the Hun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Attila (A.D.) was king of the Huns who invaded Europe, referred to as the "Scourge of God."
In 434, Attila, the nephew of Rua, gained control over all Hun tribes together with his brother Bleda, whom he murdered in 445.
After a short period of peace, Attila captured Gaul with an army reputed to be half a million, but was defeated by Aetius at Battle of Chalons.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Attila_the_Hun   (318 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Attila the Hun
Nowadays Attila the Hun is a metaphor for a cold blooded, violent thug.
Attila and his Huns on one side, the Roman Master-General Aëtius and the might of Rome on the other.
Attila was allied with the Vandal King Gaiseric, and the Hunnic army comprised Ostrogoths, Thuringians, Gepidae and numerous conquered conscripts.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/hub/A292402   (545 words)

Known as the "scourge of God" ATTILA THE HUN was an accomplished tactician and innovative cavalry warrior.
The Huns were a nomadic Asian confederation of tribes who had been fighting the Eastern Roman empire for hundreds of years before Attila became their leader.
Instead, Attila and his Hun army were allowed to withdraw from Gaul and moved east and crossed the Rhine River.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /attila7.html   (534 words)

 Who Was Attila the Hun?
The Huns were nomadic tribes thought to be of Mongolian decent known for their fierceness and readiness.
The Hun state was among the first well-documented cases of horseback migration in history, and its empire, Europe's largest at the time.
Nevertheless, the Hun Empire died with the death of Attila.
www.wisegeek.com /who-was-attila-the-hun.htm   (415 words)

 Attila - tout sur 100% de Attila
Fin 444 ou début 445, aidé par ses vassaux germaniques, Attila réussit un coup d’État contre son frère Bleda.
Attila est définitivement vaincu par une autre armée barbare, menée par le patrice romain Aetius représentant l’empereur Valentinien III, mais surtout grand connaisseur du grand-roi.
Attila reçoit des funérailles royales et est enterré dans un triple cercueil, probablement sous le lit du fleuve Tisza (dans la Hongrie actuelle), temporairement détourné pour l’occasion.
www.wiki-story.com /Attila.html   (1676 words)

 Attila (2001/I) (TV)
A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death.
Attila the Hun: We should rule the world!
The difference between life in Rome and life where Attila lives is striking.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0259127   (428 words)

 Attila the hun - Medieval Sourcebook:
Attila, as the greatest Hun leader, is the stereotypical sacker of cities and To have driven Attila the Hun out of the Empire was satisfaction enough.
Attila the Hun was a fierce warrior and king of the horse-riding Huns during the fifth century who harrassed the Roman Empire.
Medieval Sourcebook: Pricus on Attila the Hun 448.
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 DVD.net : Attila the Hun - DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Attila the Hun (~ 403 - 453) was King of the Huns for approximately the last twenty years of his life, although the most turbulent and most researched were the last two.
Attila's rise to King of the Huns didn’t go unnoticed by Rome (split into two empires), and they became increasingly interested in, and fearful of, the Huns, and planned a campaign to either contain, or defeat, them.
Attila, encouraged by the visions of his entrusted soothsayer, and being arrogant and over-confident, set about on a campaign of conquest, gradually eating away at Rome's territories and enslaving the inhabitants.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=1231   (1185 words)

 attila   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Huns looted the churches and monasteries, and killed the monks and virgins....They so devastated Thrace that it will never rise again and be as it was before." This strong victory in the East left Attila free to plan the attack on the West that ended in the invasion of Gaul.
Attila had not expected the Romans to put up so great a resistance to him, but he was too wise to let his army be trapped around the walls of Orleans, so he abandoned the siege and went into the open country of the modern Champagne district of France.
Attila retreated to the safety of his wagons, and the archers of the Huns kept the Romans from further attacking.
www.sbceo.k12.ca.us /~vms/carlton/attila.html   (2410 words)

 God Terrifies Attila the Hun
Meanwhile, Attila sent his army to Apulia and appointed Soard from the tribe of Soard as captain, who plundered Apulia, Terra di Lavoro, Calabria, up to the city of Reggio and Catania—which, as the tradition holds, had been founded by the wise Cato—, and returned with aboundant booty.
Attila extorted sixty thousand golden marks from him and his accomplices, then killed them, and returned to Pannonia with all his army.—He had already subdued the South, the West, the North and the East and he was contemplating to cross the sea and conquer Egypt, Assyria and Africa.”
The Hun's unity disintegrated, primarily due to the enemy's plotting, and “after Attila's death his sons and the Huns were slaughtering each other.” The few who were left returned to Scythia.
www.cryingvoice.com /Christianity/HunAttila.html   (1410 words)

 Attila, King of the Huns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although he reigned almost 20 years as king of the Huns, the image of Attila in history and in the popular imagination is based upon two aggressive military campaigns in the last two years of his life which threatened to dramatically redirect the development of Western Europe.
Attila and his brother succeeded their uncle as leaders of the Huns in 434, with Attila in the junior role until his brother's death (perhaps at Attila's hand) 12 years later.
Attila embarked immediately upon a series of wars extending Hun rule from the Rhine across the north of the Black Sea as far as the Caspian Sea.
www.boglewood.com /timeline/attila.html   (271 words)

 Attila the Hun
Attila earlier appeared (as Atli) in the Lay of Atli in the Norse Poetic Edda, one of the sources of the Nibelungenlied, but there, he was the avaricious and evil husband of Gudrun.
Both of these "northern" tales of Attila are loosely based on two events that most historians don't dispute: A Burgundian king, Gundahar (or Gunther or Gunnar), and his followers were defeated and killed by the Huns in 437, and Attila died in 453 after marrying the German girl.
Attila had lost battles before, but he had always found softer targets, refilled his war chest, done some local recruiting, and hit the comeback trail.
www.mmdtkw.org /VAttila.html   (1264 words)

 Attila the Hun - Chalons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the spring of the year 451 AD Attila led a barbarian horde composed of Huns, Ostrogoths and others across the Rhine River into Gaul.
To counter this threat, a Roman army under the generalship of Aetius marched from the south, forcing Attila to abandon his siege of Orleans.
Attila was beaten and forced to re-cross the Rhine River to his homeland.
www.istrianet.org /istria/history/huns-goths/attila1.htm   (147 words)

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