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Author Kim, Hyun Jin, 1982-

Title The Huns, Rome and the birth of Europe [electronic resource] / Hyun Jin Kim.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 338 p. : maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Rome's inner Asian enemies before the Huns; 3. The Huns in Central Asia; 4. The Huns in Europe; 5. The end of the Hunnic Empire in the West; 6. The later Huns and the birth of Europe; 7. Conclusion.
Summary "The Huns have often been treated as primitive barbarians with no advanced political organisation. Their place of origin was the so-called 'backward steppe'. It has been argued that whatever political organisation they achieved they owed to the 'civilizing influence' of the Germanic peoples they encountered as they moved west. This book argues that the steppes of Inner Asia were far from 'backward' and that the image of the primitive Huns is vastly misleading. They already possessed a highly sophisticated political culture while still in Inner Asia and, far from being passive recipients of advanced culture from the West, they passed on important elements of Central Eurasian culture to early medieval Europe, which they helped create"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Huns -- Asia, Central -- History.
Huns -- Europe -- History.
Asia, Central -- Civilization.
Rome -- Civilization -- Asian influences.
Europe -- Civilization -- Asian influences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107009066 (hardback)
9781107057593 (e-book)

 
    
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