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  Battle of Chalons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Chalons, also called the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields or the Battle of the Catalun, took place in 451 between the allied forces and foederati led by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius and the Visigothic king Theodoric on one side, and the Huns led by their king Attila and their allies.
One is that—ignoring the Battle of Qarqar(Karkar), which was forgotten at this time—this was the first significant conflict that involved large alliances on both sides.
A final reason for the reputation of this battle is that it was the first since the death of Constantine the Great where a predominantly Christian force faced a pagan opponent.
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 Battle of Adrianople: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Jordanes: The Battle of Chalôns, 451 CE
Jordanes: The Battle of Chalôns, 451 CE [Introduction (adapted from Davis)]
On the other side, the battle line of the Huns was so arranged that Attila and his bravest followers were stationed in the center.
In arranging them thus the king had chiefly his own safety in view, since by his position in the very midst of his race, he would be kept out of the way of threatened danger.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/451jordanes38.html   (850 words)

 Chalons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chalons or Châlons is the name or part of the name of several communes in France:
There is also the 451 Battle of Chalons between Attila the Hun and the Roman general Flavius Aetius.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chalons   (107 words)

 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, A.D. " The discomfiture of the mighty attempt of Attila to found a new anti-Christian dynasty upon the wreck of the temporal power of Rome, at the end of the term of twelve hundred years, to which its duration had been limited by the forebodings of the heathen."
He did not choose to risk a decisive battle with only the central corps of his army against the combined power of his enemies, and he therefore fell back upon his base of operations, calling in his wings fromArras and Besancon, and concentrating the whole of the Hunnish forces on the vast plains of Châlons-sur-Marne.
Attila saw the importance of th e position taken by Aëtius on the high ground, and commenced the battle by a furious attack on this part of the Roman line, in which he seems to have detached some of his best troops from his centre to aid his left.
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 ATTILA THE HUN AND THE BATTLE OF CHALONS | Daimyo.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In his own day he and his Huns were known as the "Scourge of God," and the devastation they caused in Gaul before the great Battle of Chalons in 451 AD became a part of medieval folklore and tradition.
Although the Hun had been beaten in a bloody battle, it was probably wise for Aetius to allow his savage foe a line of retreat.
Twice in successive years, at Chalons and in Northern Italy, the menace of the Huns had proved incapable of bringing the Western Empire to its knees.
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 The Battle of Chalons
One of the most fascinating features of the story of Attila and the Huns is that the background to their potent penetration of Roman Gaul and the decisive Battle of Chalons is every bit as spellbinding as the actual combat itself.
Considering the paucity of ancient evidence uncertainty of that sort is to be expected, and it can hardly be used as evidence that the battles were not important.
There is a famous tradition that Pope Leo I met Attila in Northern Italy at the confluence of the Minicio and the Po and persuaded him to leave Italy with a display of eloquence and a show of elaborate sacerdotal robes.
members.gcronline.com /attila/chalons.htm   (2407 words)

 The Battle of Chalons - 451 AD (DBA Battle Scenario)
The battle began with skirmishing on the Roman left as Aetius advanced his infantry to seize high ground overlooking the Marne River (note: some accounts place the highground on the Visigothic side of the field).
One account of the battle, written by the historian Jordanes 100 years after the fact, asserts that Aetius was not present to direct the fighting.
F C. Fuller's account of the Battle of Chalons or of the Mauriac Plain, 451 AD.
fanaticus.org /DBA/battles/chalons.html   (969 words)

 Stopping Attila: The Battle of Chalons
On August 9, however, the emperor and two-thirds of his army were killed outside Adrianople, in a battle that heralded the eclipse of the traditional foot soldier under the thundering hooves of Gothic cavalry.
Hardly had the crisis of Adrianople passed when the new emperor, Theodosius II, was welcomed into office with reports of savage horsemen ravaging the heart of the territory south of the Black Sea.
Prior to the raid that followed the Battle of Adrianople, the Romans had had little direct contact with the Huns.
www.historynet.com /mh/blattila   (1058 words)

 Battle of Chalons (451 AD) - Fast and Easy Rules for Students
After rampaging through Gaul for a time the Huns were confronted by an army commanded by the Roman general Aetius and the Visigoth General Theodoric.
At the battle of Chalons the Hunnic invasion was turned back.
On the Roman left the Roman infantry were slowly winning the battle until the Huns came riding in on their flanks and rear.
www.juniorgeneral.org /rome/huns.html   (910 words)

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ATTILA THE HUN AND THE BATTLE OF CHALONS by Arther Ferrill No one represents the unbridled fury and savagery of barbarism as much as Attila the Hun.
One of the most fascinating features of the story of Attila and the Huns is that the background to their potent pen- etration of Roman Gaul and the decisive Battle of Chelons is every bit as spellbinding as the actual combat itself.
It cannot in any reasonable sense be designated as one of the critical battles of the world....The danger did not mean so much as has been commonly assumed.
history.eserver.org /attila-at-chalons.txt   (3818 words)

 Language Log: Attila, Honoria and nominal inflections
The kings and nations of Germany and Scythia, from the Volga perhaps to the Danube, obeyed the warlike summons of Attila.
The nations from the Volga to the Atlantic were assembled on the plain of Chalons; but many of these nations had been divided by faction, or conquest, or emigration; and the appearance of similar arms and ensigns, which threatened each other, presented the image of a civil war.
That was a battle that Attila's forces lost.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/000612.html   (1319 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Alphabetic Emperor Index
If there was a series of battles in a specific location, click on that year in which you are interested.
Battle of Abrittus, A.D. Battle of Adrianople, A.D. Battle of Actium, B.C. Battle of Ad Decimum, A.D. Battle of Akroinon, A.D. Siege of Alexandria, A.D. Siege of Amida, A.D. Battle of Anchialos, A.D. Battle of Angora, AD 1402
Sieges of Ctesiphon, A.D. Battle of Dara, A.D. Battle of Edessa, A.D. Battle of Frigidus River, A.D. Battle of Issus, A.D. Siege of Jerusalem, A.D. Battle of Kossovo, AD 1389,1448.
www.roman-emperors.org /battles.htm   (205 words)

Attila's battle tactics have made the term Hun synonymous with ruthless and savage aggressiveness.
Upon his ascension to leadership Attila began a new offensive against the Empire and conquered the land which is now referred to as Greece, Hungary, Italy and Spain.
The Battle of Châlons began in the morning when a Visigothic contingent attempted to seize a strategic location near the Huns.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /attila7.html   (534 words)

The Huns with whom, in or about the year 440, Gaiseric opened negotiations, were a nomadic people of Turanian stock, and in their conflicts with the Romans and German tribes is again introduced the clash between the wagon folk and the city dwellers.
By-passing Adrianople and Heraclea because they were too strong for him to storm, in the neighbourhood of Constantinople he defeated Theodosius's army under Aspar, an Alan, in a series of battles, and finally exterminated it on the shores of the Dardanelles.
Taken together, these things made the Battle of Chalons one of the decisive moments in western history.
www.wargames.co.uk /Library/ArticlesH/Chalons.html   (6729 words)

 Battle Report: WADBAG Chalons 451AD - Giant Battle DBA at Historicon 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Looks like the Ostrogoths were ill prepared for battle though and Valamir may be caught sleeping on the job.
The Ostrogoths may be slow to commit to battle, but they are beautifully carved by Pass o' the North.
Attilla and Valamir seem pleased that Aetius has committed to battle so early, and is struggling to hold the Roman left against Octar's high flying Huns.
www.fanaticus.org /WADBAG/ChalonsHistoricon04   (659 words)

 NetSERF: History: Military History: Battles
Battle of Courtrai - 11 July 1302: (Battle of the Golden Spurs)
"The story of the Battle at Courtrai, fought between an army of Flemish towns and the French knightly army.
Arranged by editions and translations of the poem and by studies of the battle and the poem.
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 World History 200 AD- 300 AD
While the Wei dynasty would eventually be recognized as the legitimate one, for some period of time, three competing kingdoms each claimed to be the legitimate rulers of China.
- Artabanus V, king of the Parthian Empire is defeated in the battle of Hormizdagan by Ardashir the shah of Persia.
In 274 A.D. at the Battle of Chalons, his successor Pius Tetricus was defeated, thereby ending the short-lived Gallic Empire.
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 Attila the Hun & Flavius Aetius - Scott's Little Corner of the Web
In his own day he and his Huns were known as the "Scourge of God," and the devastation they caused in Gaul (what is now France) before the great Battle of Châlons in 451 A.D. became a part of medieval folklore and tradition.
One of the most feared and notorious barbarians of all time, Attila is believed to be of distant Mongol stock, he ravaged much of the European continent during the 5th century A.D. which threatened to dramatically redirect the development of Western Europe.
He defeated the Germans in Gaul, then crowned his career by commanding (451) Roman and Visigothic troops in the repulse of Attila and the Huns in the battle near the modern Châlons-en-Champagne-a battle generally said to have saved the West.
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 September 20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years).
451- According to some sources, this was the date of the Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' victory over Attila the Hun.
1854 - Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
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 War and Battle - Chalons. Part 1
expanse of plains, the Campi Catalaunici of the ancients, spreads far and wide around the city of Chalons, in the northeast of France.
The long rows of poplars, through which the River Marne winds its way, and a few thinly-scattered villages, are almost the only objects that vary the monotonous aspect of the greater part of this region.
Here it was that Attila prepared to resist to the death his victors in the field; and here he heaped up the treasures of his camp into one vast pile, which was to be his funeral pyre should his camp be stormed.
war-and-battle.com /Chalons..html   (478 words)

 Attila the Hun, invasion of Gaul and Battle of Chalons
Attila the Hun, invasion of Gaul and Battle of Chalons
He was met by the Roman general Flavius Aetius and defeated that same year in the great Battle of Châlons, fought on the Catalaunian Plains (some believe closer to Troyes than to Châlons) a great battle was fought, probably about June 20.
The clash at Châlons was one of those rare monumental conflicts, pitting against one another two of the towering figures of Late Antiquity, the fierce and passionate Attila and the noble Aetius, sometimes called "the last of the Romans."
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/histprof/misc/gaul.html   (1263 words)

 William Dietrich, author of Hadrian's Wall
Based on the true tale of intrigue, treachery, lust and heroism that marked Rome’s last great stand against the barbarian threat, The Scourge of God immerses readers in a little-known and richly populated world of warlords, princesses, priests and generals, of glittering capitals and the crumbling ruins of ravaged provinces.
Climaxing in the titanic Battle of Chalons, one of the largest in ancient history, this novel recounts the heroic struggle of the western Roman empire against the most fearsome invader Europe has ever faced.
Filled with battles, duels, an epic chase and a final showdown with Attila, The Scourge of God depicts Rome at its desperate end and new beginning, when ordinary people had to unite to defend the crumbling remnants of civilization.
www.williamdietrich.com /scourgeofgod.htm   (726 words)

 Leaders and Battles: Chalons,
Fought in 451 between the Romans and the Visogoths under Actius and Theodoric respectively, and the Huns under Attila.
The battle was fought on an open plain, and while the right and center of the allies withstood Attila's onslaught, the Visigoths on the left made a furious charge (in which Theodoric fell) and totally routed the right of the Huns.
Attila then withdrew to his camp, having suffered heavy loss, and prepared to resist the attack of the allies on the following day.
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