Few people in the world have such a bad reputation as Attila, King of the Huns. His legend has far exceeded black man's reality, creating a distorted and far from the realAttila. His name is often used to designate as savagery and cruelty, but nothing is further from the truth.
Attila was born in 395, son of one of the most important princes Huns. The Huns were asemi-nomadic tribes, who had settled in the plains of the Danube, from the Asian steppes. Its proximity to the decadent Roman empire makes them have an unexpected role in their later years ofexistence.
Contrary to popular belief, Attila was one of the most learned men of his time. This was because a very young age was sent to Rome as a hostage friendly. This was a widespread practice as a formof stronger alliance. Countries in conflict sent to one or more members of the aristocracy, to be welcomed as a "hostage friendly" in the court of the rival country.
So it was a perfect Attilalearned Latin, Greek and even notions of law and administration, which was very useful, when years later was proclaimed king of the Huns. It was then that he met the young Roman Aetius, a friendly hostageat the court of King Hun, Rugila. This friendship lasted all his life, even in times when life wanted to face as enemies on the battlefield.
Thanks to their careful training, when in comes to powerreaches 434, copying the institutions and laws that were studied during his stay in Rome, obtaining a "romanization" more complete by then called "barbarians." This term is used to describe anyonewho was not a Roman citizen and came from outside the empire. As we have seen, it was assumed rudeness or ignorance on the individual.
It is not our intention to appoint holy Attila is true that hisarmy was involved in looting and death, but not exclusively. His tactic was actually more frightening destruction, so that always tried to obtain the surrender of their enemies with a first look...