Catalaunian Fields AD 451: Rome’s last great battle ePUB

Catalaunian Fields AD 451: Rome’s last great battle ❴Epub❵ ➞ Catalaunian Fields AD 451: Rome’s last great battle Author Simon MacDowall – Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 AD 451: PDF/EPUB ã 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 than fifteen years afterward, while the Huns, shattered and demoralized, would meet their downfall against a coalition of German Catalaunian Fields Kindle - 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 Fields AD 451: PDF Ë intensity and appalling casualties of the battle, while assessing the wider significance and consequences of the campaign.


10 thoughts on “Catalaunian Fields AD 451: Rome’s last great battle

  1. Myke Cole Myke Cole says:

    I m firm in my belief that ancient warfare ended at the battle of Adrianople, where ard cavalry finally put paid to supremacy of infantry in the classical in this case Legionary mold I understand this is an unpopular position, and that is certainly the focus of this book, which pitches what I regard as a fundamentally medieval conflict as Rome s last gasp While I disagree with this important premise, the book is otherwise an excellent window onto the battle that whether you consider i I m firm in my belief that ancient warfare ended at the battle of Adrianople, where ard cavalry finally put paid to supremacy of infantry in the classical in this case Legionary mold I understand this is an unpopular position, and that is certainly the focus of this book, which pitches what I regard as a fundamentally medieval conflict as Rome s last gasp While I disagree with this important premise, the book is otherwise an excellent window onto the battle that whether you consider it ancient or medieval stopped Atilla s advance into Europe and ended what would otherwise have been a Hunnish empire that spanned all of Gaul, and possibly Iberia and Brittania as well MacDowall gives the reader a walking tour of the battlefield, complete with photographs showing the point of view of all the major belligerents, and does an excellent job of underscoring how personalities and political infighting influenced the goals of each commander His command of the source material Jordanes and Marcellinus is outstanding, and his narrative style is engaging A great addition to the Osprey line and well worth your time


  2. Sean Chick Sean Chick says:

    I find the Osprey books about ancient warfare are among their best Since sources are few, there isinformed speculation and discussions of how the author came to their conclusion.


  3. AUGUSTO BAZAN AUGUSTO BAZAN says:

    Good review of a rather obscure subject.Taking into consideration the unavailability of direct resources, the author, through indirect methods and a wide knowledge of politics and warfare of the late Roman times has given us an agile but yet deep narration of the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields Through educated speculation he provided different theories about de course of events Very enjoyable to read with adequate maps, photographs, and illustrations.


  4. Glyn Glyn says:

    McDowell freely admits that the primary source material is sketchy and that much of this is best guess conjecture in the best sense of the phrase Accepting this, it has to be said that there is nothing inherantly implausible in his speculation and he certainly has a good grasp of what sources we do have Priscus, Jordanes and bits of Ammianus Marcellinus which he uses quite carefully He at least has the courage to admit when there is no evidence to support his claim.His prose flows well and McDowell freely admits that the primary source material is sketchy and that much of this is best guess conjecture in the best sense of the phrase Accepting this, it has to be said that there is nothing inherantly implausible in his speculation and he certainly has a good grasp of what sources we do have Priscus, Jordanes and bits of Ammianus Marcellinus which he uses quite carefully He at least has the courage to admit when there is no evidence to support his claim.His prose flows well and is suitable for the casual reader intrigued by the famed Atilla the Hun and gives the background and description without the reader requring a degree to keep up with it This forms an intriguing glimpse into one of the less studied area of history


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