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odern times who has united under his rule the German and Sclavonic nations.
He was the son of Mundzuk, descended from the ancient kings of the Huns, and with his brother Bleda, in German Blödel (who died, according to Jornandes, by his hand, in A. D. 445), attained in A. D. 434 to the sovereignty of all the northern tribes between the frontier of Gaul and the frontier of China (see Desguignes, Hist. des Huns, vol. ii. pp. 295-301), and to the command of an army of at least 500,000 barbarians. ( "virga Dei," and in an inscription at Aquileia, written a short time before the siege in 451 (see Herbert, Attila, p. 486), in which they are described as "imminentia peccatorum flagella."
His career divides itself into two parts.
The first (A. D. 445-450) consists of the ravage of the Eastern empire between the Euxine and the Adriatic and the negotiations with Theodosius II., which followed upon it, and which were rendered remarkable by the resistance of Azimus (Priscus, cc. 35, 36), by the