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  Huns - LoveToKnow 1911
The authentic history of the Huns in Europe practically begins about the year A.D. 372, when under a leader named Balamir (or, according to some MSS., Balamber) they began a westward movement from their settlements in the steppes lying to the north of the Caspian.
In some instances, in fact, the Huns lent their aid to the Romans against third parties; thus in 404-405 certain Hunnic tribes, under a chief or king named Uldin, assisted Honorius in the struggle with Radagaisus (Ratigar) and his Ostrogoths, and took a prominent part in the decisive battle fought in the neighbourhood of Florence.
The road to that eastern kingdom is not untrodden by the Huns; already they have marched fifteen days from a certain lake, and have ravaged Media." They also appear before the end of this interval to have pushed westward as far as to the Rhone, and to have come into conflict with the Burgundians.
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  Huns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Huns were a confederation of Eurasian tribes, most likely of diverse origin with a Turkic-speaking aristocracy, who appeared in Europe in the 4th century, the most famous being Attila the Hun.
Back west, the Romans invite the Huns east of the Ukraine to settle Pannonia in 361, and in 372, under the leadership of Balimir their king, the Huns push toward the west and defeat the Alans.
The establishment of the 5th century Hun Empire marks one of the first well-documented appearances of the culture of horseback migration in history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huns   (1657 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Huns
Huns remaining in Asia are recorded by neighboring peoples to the south, east, and west as having occupied Central Asia roughly from the 4th century to the 6th century, with some surviving in the Caucasus until the early 8th century.
Hun identity is further complicated by the fame of the name, as apparently many clans claimed to be Huns for the prestige of the name.
This speech, wherein Kaiser Wilhelm invoked the memory of the 5th-century Huns, coupled with the Pickelhaube or spiked helmet worn by German forces until 1916, that was reminiscent of ancient Hun (and Hungarian) helmets, gave rise to later English use of the term for the German enemy during World War I.
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 Huns
Their Xiong (匈;) rulers, first mentioned as a family in 1766 BC in the story of Chunwei and the fall of the Xia dynasty, may be the ancestors of the later, better-known (to western scholars) Huns, though not all scholars agree.
With the exception of the 43-118 AD "North-South" feud, the Hun dynasty survived as a fairly tightly-knit political power until the 4th C when the Nu (奴) tribes decisively threw off the yoke of the Xiong dynasty.
After this the Huns as a power unit disappear from history, though certain nations and noble families of Turanian origin continued to carry variations of the name into the present.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/h/hu/huns.html   (1130 words)

  
 Huns - Encyclopedia.com
Huns nomadic and pastoral people of unknown ethnological affinities who originated in N central Asia, appeared in Europe in the 4th cent.
Despite the similarity of their tactics and habits with those of the White Huns, the Magyars, the Mongols, and the Turks, their connection with those peoples is either tenuous or—in the case of the Magyars and the Turks—unfounded.
Their later movements are little known; some believe that the White Huns were remnants of the Hunnic people.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Huns.html   (1366 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Huns Page
The Huns were skilled horsemen who used their skills to plunder more settled people.
The Huns were illiterate and had no interest in the lands they raided.
The threat of the Huns died with Attila.
www.mrdowling.com /703-huns.html   (218 words)

  
 Huns - MSN Encarta
Huns, nomadic Asian people, probably of Turkish, Tataric, or Ugrian origins, who spread from the Caspian steppes (the areas north of the Caspian Sea) to make repeated incursions into the Roman Empire during the 4th and 5th centuries ad.
Before the beginning of their recorded European history, a tribe, possibly related to the Huns, was known in western China as the Xiongnu (Hsiung-nu), during the Earlier Han Dynasty (206 bc-ad 8).
Many Huns took service in the Roman armies, while others joined fresh hordes of invaders from the north and east, assisting them in their repeated attacks upon the empire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577543/Huns.html   (367 words)

  
 White Huns - Encyclopedia.com
After a series of wars (503-13) they were driven out of Persia, permanently lost the offensive, and were finally (557) defeated by Khosru I. The White Huns also invaded India and succeeded in extending their domain to include the Ganges valley.
Hun Sen, his 27 new ministers and 54 secretaries of state put on traditional white tunics and orange pantaloons for the ceremony at the Royal Palace.
Huns and piles of skulls ; HISTORY ++ The Khyber Pass: A history of Empire and invasion By Paddy Docherty FABER [pound]17.99
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-WhiteHun.html   (1334 words)

  
 The Huns
The event which, more than any other, presaged the fall of the Roman Empire was the arrival of a group of the Huns in Eastern Europe, forcing many Germanic peoples to migrate southwards and westwards and setting off a chain reaction which could only end with the inundation of the Empire itself.
The Huns fought as horse archers, though their forces were much bolstered by the heavy cavalry of their Germanic subjects.
With Attila dead, the Huns ceased to be a mortal threat to the Roman Empire - though the West never recovered and soon passed into the hands of the barbarians.
www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /mf/huns.htm   (997 words)

  
 Old World Contacts/Armies/The Huns
Due to internal feuding, the Huns split into two groups, a southern group known as the Southern Shanyus, and a northern group which lived on the far side of the Gobi desert in the regions of Mongolia and Baikal.
The Huns proceeded to deliver crushing blows to the Alani and the Goths, who fled westward into the Roman Empire.
In 445 CE, Attila emerged as leader of the Huns, and he embarked on a wave of conquest throughout northern Italy and Gaul.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/oldwrld/armies/huns.html   (537 words)

  
 Huns Summary
Also, many clans may have claimed to be Huns simply based on the prestige and fame of the name, or it was attributed to them by outsiders describing their common characteristics, believed place of origin, or reputation.
Under the leadership of Attila the Hun, these tribal people achieved military and diplomatic superiority over their rivals (most of them highly cultured) through weapons like the Hun bow and a system of pay-offs, financed by the plundering of wealthy Roman cities to the south, to retain the loyalties of a diverse number of tribes.
This speech, wherein Wilhelm invoked the memory of the 5th-century Huns, coupled with the Pickelhaube or spiked helmet worn by German forces until 1916, that was reminiscent of ancient Hun (and Hungarian) helmets, gave rise to the later derogatory English usage of the latter term for their German enemy during World War I.
www.bookrags.com /Huns   (2432 words)

  
 The Huns | All Empires
Because of their origins, the language of the Huns has been suggested to be Turkic, but there are also evidences that point to the usage of Germanic languages, native to the lands that the Huns conquered.
The treaty dealt with Hun merchants' rights, military alliance conducts, the return of Hun fugitives (that had sought refugee in the Romans), and a tribute of 700 pounds of gold that must be paid each year.
The Hun mercenary force was decisive in victory of the East Romans over the West Romans in the battle of Sisca in 388.
www.allempires.com /article/index.php?q=huns   (3240 words)

  
 Atilla:
Although the Huns had swept down from the Steppes of Asia onto the western edges of the Roman Empire as early as the late fourth century, it was not until some time after 435, that Attila became leader of the Huns.
The Huns were barbarian, even to the barbarians, and it is for this reason, a clash of cultures so to say, that they were viewed as being almost sub-human.
The Huns under Attila and Bleda, crossed the Danube in the Eastern Empire, and by 442 AD had made it as far as Thrace, until they were halted by the great Eastern Roman general, Aspar.
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 Huns:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The huns were a confederation of Central Asian equestrian nomads or semi-nomads.
In addition, many clans may have claimed to be huns simply based on the prestige and fame of the name, or it was attributed to them by outsiders describing their common characteristics, believed place of origin, or reputation.
The Bulgars certainly were part of the hun tribal alliance for some time, and some have hypothesized in the past that the Chuvash language (which is believed to have descended from the Bulgar language) is the closest surviving relative of the language of the huns.
winelib.com /wiki/Huns   (2389 words)

  
 The Origins of the Huns
The Byzantine Empire said that the language of the Huns was the same as the languages of the Bulgars, Avars, Szeklers (the last of whom were descended from the European Huns themselves - Ed.) and other tribes which were flooding into Eastern Europe from Central Asia.
Haelfen-Manchen accepts that Asiatic Huns were in fact of Turkic origin and says that their language was also Turkic, but he raises an objection by adding that, in his view, European Huns are not descended from Asiatic Huns.
The Magyars (Hungarians) are also the descendants of the Huns (although modern Hungary itself also consists of a large number of Avar descendants mixed in - Ed).
www.history.kessler-web.co.uk /FeaturesEurope/BarbarianHuns.htm   (1397 words)

  
 The Huns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Huns first overcame the Alani, another nomadic group, who lived on the plains between the Volga and Don rivers.
By 432 the leadership of the Huns had become centralized under a strong ruler or king, like Rome and some of the Germanic tribes.
It was the subject populations who eventually brought the downfall of the Huns' empire.
www.history-world.org /huns.htm   (519 words)

  
 Huns
The Hun tribes were the heirs of the Scythians by culture and consanguinity.
The Turul is the symbol of both the house of Attila the Hun and the Magyar dynasty of Árpád.
The mythical story explains that Ügyek, a descendant of Magog, was the king of Scythians and married Emeshe, a Sumerian princess, from whom Álmos was born after a Turul hawk came from heaven and made her fertile.
www.imninalu.net /Huns.htm   (4922 words)

  
 Hattrick - The Huns FC - Los Amigos del Verde F.C.
Huns held the ball, with a clear 63 percent of possession.
Huns had to manage with a reduced squad from the 53rd minute on, as Tomás Yupanqui got sent off for a foul in a free situation.
The forty-five minutes were dominated by Huns, with an impressive 53 percent possession of the ball.
www.hattrick.org /Common/matchDetails.asp?matchID=93842953   (315 words)

  
 Attila, King of the Huns
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)

  
 Huns & Dr Beeker
Huns and Dr. Beeker have had great success playing for enthusiastic crowds throughout the Midwest, and other parts of the country.
Huns has been playing music since he was a wee lad.
Huns lives with his wife Connie, and their two daughters Caitlin and Hannah, in the same small Midwestern town he grew up in.
hunsanddrbeeker.com   (790 words)

  
 The Huns
The Huns first overcame the Alani, another nomadic group, who lived on the plains between the Volga and Don rivers.
By 432 the leadership of the Huns had become centralized under a strong ruler or king, like Rome and some of the Germanic tribes.
It was the subject populations who eventually brought the downfall of the Huns' empire.
history-world.org /huns.htm   (519 words)

  
 The Huns - History for Kids!
The Huns came from western China, where they were known as the Xiong-nu.
By 350 AD the Huns were already crossing the steppes toward Europe, pushing the Scythians before them.
The Huns never again became a strong force, and were gradually assimilated into the Germans and the Slavs.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/medieval/history/earlymiddle/huns.htm   (382 words)

  
 Huns
The Huns, or Mongols, were a Turkish-speaking nomadic people who lived in the steppes to the north of China.
The first great ruler of the Huns was Mao-tun (234 - 174 B.C.) who united the Huns in central Asia in a large military confederation that stretched as far as Turkestan.
The Huns moved across the sparse steppe lands of Russia and then attacked the Gothic Black Sea empire.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/maptext_n2/huns.html   (205 words)

  
 The White Huns - The Hephthalites
"are of the stock of the Huns in fact as well as in name: however they do not mingle with any of the Huns known to us.
Ephthalites was the name given by Byzantine historians and Hayathelaites by the Persian historian Mirkhond, and sometimes Ye-tai or Hua by Chinese historians.
They are also known as the White Huns, different from the Hun who led by Attila invading the Roman Empire.
www.silk-road.com /artl/heph.shtml   (1209 words)

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