This dramatic narrative is punctuated by analytical chapters which chart the transformations wrought in Hunnic society by contact with the more developed world of the Roman Mediterranean. In these chapters, the author sets himself the task of explaining the sudden rise and equally sudden fall of the Huns in the fourth and fifth centuries. He finds his answer in the impact of Roman wealth upon the original social structures of the Huns.
The Huns includes an Afterword by Peter Heather, Lecturer in Early Medieval History at University College London, which sets Professor Thompson's book in the broad context of recent studies on the Huns.
A solid scholarly work, now updated by Peter Heather. Nomadic peoples are often a difficult subject, lacking the same amount of archaeological and written evidence that urban... Read morePublished on January 12, 2007
As a person interested in the history of Turkish people, I really liked this detailed account of Huns - aincient Turkish people. Read morePublished on May 28, 2006 by mdramaza
A text, a classic, a most scholarly work; i can hardly pass just judgement upon this book, the less so since i read it really to get an introduction to the Huns, a people of whom i... Read morePublished on April 11, 2001 by Elsie Wilson