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Book topics: Huns, Attila, Honoria, Fiction, Children's Books, Ancient China, Ancient Rome, Byzantium, Asia, Mongols, Europe

The Huns & Their Empire

The Huns by E. A. Thompson. A history of the Huns in Europe from their first attacks on the Goths north of the Black Sea to the collapse of their empire after the death of Attila. In the only connected narrative account of the rise and fall of the Huns in English, Professor Thompson reconstructs their campaigns from often fragmentary sources.

Attila and the Nomad Hordes by David Nicolle. A brief look at warfare on the Eurasian steppes in the fourth through 12th centuries.

The Hun: Scourge of God AD 375-565 by Nic Fields, illustrations by Christa Hook. Surveys the rise of the Huns, the workings of their society, and their battle-winning weapons and tactics.

Ancient China and Its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History by Nicola Di Cosmo. Explores the tensions between the Chinese empire and the nomadic Hsiung-nu (Hun) empire in the first millennium B.C.

Nomadic Empires: From Mongolia to the Danube by Gerard Chaliand. From the fifth century BC to the 15th century AD, the steppe areas of Asia were a "zone of turbulence," threatening settled peoples from China to Russia and Hungary. This book examines the nomadic people called Indo-Europeans, Turkic peoples, or Mongols.

The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia by Rene Grousset. Traces the development of the steppes, from the early Scythians and Huns to the last emperors of 18th century Mongolia, and discusses the important leaders of each period.

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Attila the Hun

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun & the Fall of Rome by Christopher Kelly. Portrays Attila as both a master warrior and an astute strategist.

Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome by John Man. What do we really know about the man who brought down the Roman Empire? This biography reveals the man behind the myth.

Attila the Hun by David Nicolle. A short, illustrated account of the Huns and Attila.

The Night Attila Died: Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun by Michael A. Babcock. Presents evidence pointing to an assassination plot and cover-up orchestrated by Attila's chief rival, Marcian.

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts. This is a bestselling motivational business book based on the "imaginary thoughts" of Attila. Contains some historical info. Followed by a sequel, Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun.

Valentinian III and Honoria

Medieval Portraits From East & West by Eleanor Duckett. Biographies of 15 people, including Valentinian III and his sister Honoria, who tried to marry Attila the Hun.

Fiction About Attila the Hun

The Scourge of God by William Dietrich. A Roman citizen, Jonas, becomes a hostage of the Huns, and learns that Attila intends to conquer Rome.

Attila: The Scourge of God by Ross Laidlaw. The story of Flavius Aetius, the last great Roman general, and of his friend who became an enemy: Attila, King of the Huns.

The Sword of Attila: A Novel of the Last Years of Rome by Michael Curtis Ford. Only one man has the power to preserve Rome from destruction, but first he must overcome the Sword of Attila.

Attila by William Napier. The saga of two men: Attila the Hun and Aetius the Roman. First book in a trilogy; the sequels are Attila: The Gathering of the Storm and Attila: The Judgement.

Slave of the Huns by Geza Gardonyi. A classic 1902 Hungarian novel about a Greek slave in Attila's camp.

The Nibelungenlied translated by A.T. Hatto. Attila the Hun (here called Etzel) is a character in this great German epic poem of murder and revenge, written around 1200 by an unknown author.

Children's Books

Ancient World Leaders: Attila the Hun by Bonnie Harvey. A biography for young adults.


These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.

Attila: The Scourge of God. His name is equated with barbaric fury, but the legendary conqueror was more than just a fighter. Learn about this shrewd, tough leader who forged a loose confederation of nomadic tribes into the most feared military machine of its time.

Attila. This popular 2001 USA Network miniseries stars Gerard Butler as the king of the Huns.

Barbarians. They were the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized Europe. Learn about the Vikings, Goths, Mongols, and Huns (including Attila).

Opera About Attila

Attila. A Verdi opera about the attempted assassination of Attila the Hun. On DVD.

Atilla - Complete Opera by Verdi. Music from the opera on CD.

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