The Hun

The Hun

Scourge of God AD 375–565

Warrior 111
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: WAR 111
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2006
  • ISBN: 9781846030253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The Huns were the most feared barbarians of the Ancient world, known to their Roman enemies as the 'scourge of god'. Superb horsemen and excellent archers, they fought with a reflex composite-bow that could penetrate armour at 100 metres. In battle they would rush into the fray with surprising speed and apparent chaos, maintaining an incessant barrage until the enemy was sufficiently weakened; thus their very name came to epitomise swift, merciless destruction. This book explores the rise of the Huns and their development in terms of equipment, tactics and society, from their first attacks on the Goths to the death of the Emperor Justinian, including the great battle of Chalons and the reign of Attila.

Biographical Note

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. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. She has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Hun Society Appearance, dress and equipment Composite Bow Horses On Campaign Glossary Bibliography Colour Plate Commentary Index

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