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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe

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The Emperor Justinian reunified Rome's fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. At his capital in Constantinople, he built the world's most beautiful building, married its most powerful empress, and wrote its most enduring legal code, seemingly restoring Rome's fortunes for the next 500 years. Then, in the summer of 542, he encountered a flea. The ensuing outbreak of bubonic plague killed 5,000 people a day in Constantinople and nearly killed Justinian himself.

Weaving together evolutionary microbiology, economics, military strategy, ecology, and ancient and modern medicine, William Rosen offers a sweeping narrative of one of the great hinge moments in history, one that will appeal to readers of John Kelly's The Great Mortality, John Barry's The Great Influenza, and Jared Diamond's Collapse.

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In Justinian's Flea, William Rosen tells the story of history's first pandemic—a plague seven centuries before the Black Death that killed tens of millions, devastated the empires of Persia and Rome, left a path of victims from Ireland to Iraq, and opened the way for the armies of Islam.

About the Author

WILLIAM ROSEN was an editor and publisher for more than twentyfive years.
Whitener has recorded audiobooks for many audio publishers. His voice has also been featured in a variety of instructional and entertainment programs. His recordings have received numerous awards, and he was cited as a "Voice of the Century" in AudioFile Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400103850
Author:
Rosen, William
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Whitener, Barrett
Read:
Whitener, Barrett
Author:
Whitener, Barrett
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
History
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
780

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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