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The End of Empire by Christopher     Kelly
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Aug 17, 11

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Christopher Kelly's book on Attila, the Huns and their influence on the fall of the Roman empire was a good read...in the latter half of the book. The author tells the reader from the beginning that all the information comes from the Roman side of the story, since the Huns did not have a written record of their own history. So the first half is Roman history leading up to the Hun invasion and the second half is taken from a Roman historian who was actually present for most of the events during and after. The second half of the book was better, as I said earlier, and read almost like a novel. The history of the relationships between the Romans and others who occupied their world at the time makes for interesting reading.
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