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Hun by Nic Fields
Book DescriptionThe Huns were the most feared barbarians of the Ancient world, known to their Roman enemies as the 'scourge of god'. Superb horsemen and excellent archers, they fought with a reflex composite-bow that could penetrate armour at 100 metres. In battle they would rush into the fray with surprising speed and apparent chaos, maintaining an incessant barrage until the enemy was sufficiently weakened; thus their very name came to epitomise swift, merciless destruction. This book explores the rise of the Huns and their development in terms of equipment, tactics and society, from their first attacks on the Goths to the death of the Emperor Justinian, including the great battle of Chalons and the reign of Attila.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846030253
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Attila the Hun, Paperback (August 2015)
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AD69: Emperors, Armies and Anarchy, Hardback (June 2014)
Famously bloody and anarchic period of Roman history Author's clear narrative untangles the twists and turns of shifting alliances and analyses the military events.
Alesia 52 BC, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Nic Fields
In 52 BC Caesar's continued strategy of annihilation had engendered a spirit of desperation, which detonated into a revolt of Gallic tribes under the leadership of the charismatic young Arvernian noble Vercingetorix. This book deals with this topic.
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Author Biography - Nic Fields
Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines for seven years. Having left the Navy he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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