1) A generation or so ago, energies were spent on unearthing the antecedents of socialism to show that it was not a naughty French or Hunnish
importation, but authentically native to England.
Stephen with the preservation of a church's most sacred precinct during a Hunnish
invasion: "no building in the town remained unburnt except the oratory of Saint Stephen, Levite and first martyr," who appeared to "one of the faithful" and told him that in the city of Metz there was a "spot there in which the relics of my own humble existence are preserved"--and while the city burned, "the oratory remained unscathed.
heroes in full skirts with whips stalk the countryside outside Budapest--at any rate they do if you visit the Lazlor brothers.
Babcock also suggests that the character of Hogni may have been based on the Roman general Aetius--apparently because both when young had been hostages at the Hunnish
Romanian historians argue that the Roman conquest and colonization of Dacia occurred before the Hunnish
populations migrated to Transylvania, in approximately the ninth century.