How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World: The Vikings, Vandals, Huns, Mongols, Goths, and Tartars who Razed the Old World and Formed the New

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Fair Winds Press, 01/lug/2008 - 319 pagine
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This richly detailed chronicle brings to life the personalities of Attila the Hun, Alaric the Goth, Genghis Khan, and many other barbarian kings and chieftains whose rampages across Europe, Asia, and North Africa changed the course of history.

In this highly readable and authoritative book, author Thomas J. Craughwell draws upon the latest historical and archaeological research to reveal the impact of the barbarian invasions on the modern world: from the establishment of the English language, to the foundation of world capitals such as Dublin, to the introduction of gunpowder to Europe. Illustrated with more than 100 archival images gathered from around the world.

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Review: How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World: The Vikings, Vandals, Huns, Mongols, Goths, and Tartars who Razed the Old World and Formed the New

Recensione dell'utente  - Matthew - Goodreads

On the plus side, the book gives a wide overview of what happened in Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire. A very wide overview. The problem is that it's a bit too wide. The book wants to do ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World: The Vikings, Vandals, Huns, Mongols, Goths, and Tartars who Razed the Old World and Formed the New

Recensione dell'utente  - Jeffrey Perren - Goodreads

A well done popular-level overview rather than a detailed scholarly work. Filled with interesting sidebars and historical anecdotes, it still provides an excellent outline of the peoples listed in the ... Leggi recensione completa

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Thomas J. Craughwell (Bethel, CT) is the author of a dozen books on history, religion, and popular culture, including Failures of the Presidents, Stealing Lincoln's Body (Harvard University Press, March 2007) and Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints (Doubleday, 2006).

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