The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World)

December 1, 2020
The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World)

This book examines the age of Attila, roughly the fifth centuryCE, an era in which western Eurasia experienced significantgeopolitical and cultural changes. The Roman Empire collapsed inwestern Europe, replaced by new "barbarian" kingdoms, but itcontinued in Christian Byzantine guise in the easternMediterranean. New states and peoples changed the face of northernEurope, while in Iran, the Sasanian Empire developed new theoriesof power and government. At the same time, the great Eurasiansteppe became a permanent presence in the European world. This booktreats Attila, the notorious king of the Huns, as both an agent ofchange and a symbol of the wreck of the old world order.