ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
One of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic
empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of
epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged
first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD
452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of
his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across
Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he
faced, including one of his few major setbacks, the defeat at the battle of
the Catalaunian Fields in AD 451.
Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal
Marines. Having left the military, 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 at Athens, Greece, and then a
lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh.Steve Noon was
born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long
passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional
artist. He has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers
Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.
Steve has illustrated over 30 books for Osprey.