Book Review: The Battle of the Catalaunian Fields

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By Evan Michael Schultheis

While this appears quite a chunky book, the battle itself is all over after 108 pages. The rest is lists of forces and a vast collection of reference points. This itself, hints at what is to come, as the author takes a look at a 5th century battle involving Attila the Hun and the forces of the Western Roman Empire. It takes to task previous over simplifications, by analysing army makeup and tactics. 
There are large claims made, but in the end, still admitting that it’s all conjecture anyway.


• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-5267-4565-1
• 270 pages • Hardback • £25
 

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Reviewed in The Armourer February 2020 issue