Known to the Romans as 'the Scourge of God', Attila himself and his crucial role in the fall of Rome are vividly recreated in this brilliant and compelling account.
Christopher Kelly is a historian and classicist. He read classics and law at the University of Sydney in Australia before taking his doctorate at Trinity College, Cambridge. He stayed at Cambridge and is now a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, and was for five years its Senior Tutor. In 2006 he was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. His previous books include Ruling the Later Roman Empire (Harvard, 2004) and The Roman Empire- A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2006).
Christopher Kelly...gives a fine account of this complex story,
unpicking its strands cleanly and persuasively * Literary Review
Learned, fluent and often witty study of the great Hunnish leader...Kelly is ideally qualified to write this account -- Tom Holland * Daily Telegraph *
Acute and entertaining biography set against the fall of the Roman Empire * Metro *
Gripping * The Times *