Catalaunian Fields AD 451

Rome’s last great battle

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Catalaunian Fields AD 451

Rome’s last great battle

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The battle of the Catalaunian Fields saw two massive, powerful Empires square up in a conflict that was to shape the course of Eurasian history forever. For despite the Roman victory, the Roman Empire would not survive more than fifteen years afterward, while the Huns, shattered and demoralized, would meet their downfall against a coalition of German tribes soon after. This book, using revealing bird's-eye views of the plains of Champagne and detailed illustrations of the opposing warriors in the midst of desperate combat, describes the fighting at Chalons and reveals the broader campaign of Hunnic incursion that led up to it. Drawing on the latest research, Simon MacDowall reveals the shocking intensity and appalling casualties of the battle, while assessing the wider significance and consequences of the campaign.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign Chronology Opposing commanders Opposing armies Orders of battle Opposing plans The campaign Aftermath The battlefields today Further reading Index

Product details

Published Sep 22 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472807434
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 b/w; 70 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 286
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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