Attila the Hun

Author: Bonnie Harvey

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438148003

Category: Biography

Page: 82

View: 6471


Using what he learned from Roman soldiers as a child hostage, Attila the Hun eventually returned to his native tribe of the Huns and unified them into a powerful army.

Attila the Hun

Author: Arthur K. Britton

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482447827

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 1606


The Romans called Attila the Hun the “Scourge of God,” and he stands out as one of the most brutal barbarians of the ancient world. Though historians know surprisingly little about Attila, what they do know confirms that he was an incredibly successful leader. He united bands of his people to conquer large sections of Europe in the fifth century. The vicious tactics of these nomadic peoples are matched only by the storied biography of their leader. This fascinating account of Attila is supported by ancient primary sources as well as imaginative artwork depicting the ruler and his people.

Attila the Hun: A 15-Minute Biography

Author: John H. Haaren,A.B. Poland

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 2698


Once there was a fierce and warlike tribe called the Huns. They had driven the Goths to seek new homes. They came from Asia into Southeastern Europe and took possession of a large territory lying north of the River Danube. During the first half of the fifth century the Huns had a famous king named Attila. He was only twenty-one years old when he became their king. Even though he was young, he was very brave and ambitious, and he wanted to be a great and powerful king. Not far from Attila's palace there was a great rocky cave in the mountains. In this cave lived a strange man called the “Hermit of the Rocks.” No one knew his real name, or from what country he had come. He was very old, with a wrinkled face and long gray hair and beard. Many persons believed that he was a fortune-teller, so people often went to him to ask what would happen to them. One day, shortly after he became king, Attila went to the cave to get his fortune told. “Wise man,” said he, “look into the future and tell me what is before me in the path of life.” The hermit thought for a few moments. Then he said, “O King, I see you a famous conqueror, the master of many nations. I see you going from country to country, defeating armies and destroying cities. Men shall call you the 'Fear of the World.'” Read the story of this warrior king who attempted to conquer the Roman Empire. Ages 7 to 10. Educational Versions include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307822532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 4423


This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.

Attila the Hun

Author: Arthur K. Britton

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482447800

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 4454


The Romans called Attila the Hun the “Scourge of God,” and he stands out as one of the most brutal barbarians of the ancient world. Though historians know surprisingly little about Attila, what they do know confirms that he was an incredibly successful leader. He united bands of his people to conquer large sections of Europe in the fifth century. The vicious tactics of these nomadic peoples are matched only by the storied biography of their leader. This fascinating account of Attila is supported by ancient primary sources as well as imaginative artwork depicting the ruler and his people.

Attila The Hun

Author: John Man

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409045366

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 6045


The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in history and the world in which he lived? This riveting biography reveals the man behind the myth. In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man, Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman empire still stood astride the Western World, from its twin capitals of Rome and Constantinople, but it was threatened by a new force, the much-feared Barbarian hordes. It was Attila who united the Barbarian tribes into a single, amazingly-effective army. He launched two violent attacks against the eastern and western halves of the Roman empire, attacks which earned him his reputation for mindless devastation, and brought an end to Rome's pre-eminence in Europe. Attila was coarse, capricious, arrogant, ruthless and brilliant. An illiterate and predatory tribal chief, he had no interest in administration, but was a wily politician, who, from his base in the grasslands of Hungary, used secretaries and ambassadors to bring him intelligence on his enemies. He was a leader whose unique qualities made him supreme among tribal leaders, but whose weaknesses ensured the collapse of his empire after his death.

Attila the Hun

Author: Bonnie Harvey,Chelsea House Publications

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791072219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8189


Describes the life of Attila, leader of the Huns, and his attempt to conquer the Roman Empire.

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446535494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 4705


Explains how the legendary military commander's principles of leadership can be applied to contemporary business situations in the '90s.

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun & the Fall of Rome

Author: Christopher Kelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393072665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 562


"A thoughtful and sophisticated account of a notoriously complicated and controversial period." —R. I. Moore, Times Literary Supplement History remembers Attila, the leader of the Huns, as the Romans perceived him: a savage barbarian brutally inflicting terror on whoever crossed his path. Following Attila and the Huns from the steppes of Kazakhstan to the court of Constantinople, Christopher Kelly portrays Attila in a compelling new light, uncovering an unlikely marriage proposal, a long-standing relationship with a treacherous Roman general, and a thwarted assassination plot. We see Attila as both a master warrior and an astute strategist whose rule was threatening but whose sudden loss of power was even more so. The End of Empire is an original exploration of the clash between empire and barbarity in the ancient world, full of contemporary resonance.

Attila, King of the Huns, and His Predecessors

Author: William Herbert

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503354524

Category:

Page: 108

View: 8205


Attila, Emperor of the Hunnic Empire and thus most commonly known as Attila the Hun, is an idiosyncratic figure who has become more myth than man, not least because much of his life is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most famous "barbarian" in history, Attila was the lord of a vast empire spanning two continents, but he is best remembered for what he did not conquer. Though he seemingly had Rome at his mercy in 452, he ultimately decided not to sack the Eternal City, and a year later he had suffered a mysterious death. What is known about Attila came mostly from Priscus, a guest of his court who wrote several books about Attila's life in Greek. Unfortunately, much of that work was lost to history, but not before the ancient writer Jordanes relied on it to write his own overexaggerated account of Attila's life. And like their leader, the Huns themselves are an instantly recognizable name with mysterious origins; most of what is known about the Huns came from Chinese sources thousands of miles and an entire continent away from Italy. Naturally, the dearth of information and the passage of time have allowed myths and legends to fill in the most important details of Attila's life. Why did a man at war with the Roman Empire for so long decide not to sack Rome in 452? Did a meeting with Pope Leo the Great convince him to spare the capital of the Western half of the empire? Did a vision from St. Peter induce Attila to convert to Christianity? Was Attila murdered by his new bride? Many authors and chroniclers have provided many answers to the many questions, but the lack of answers has allowed Atilla to become the face of ancient barbarity and the embodiment of the furious nomadic conqueror.