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The Resource Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen

Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen

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Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe
Title
Justinian's flea
Title remainder
plague, empire, and the birth of Europe
Statement of responsibility
William Rosen
Title variation
Plague, empire, and the birth of Europe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weaving together evolutionary microbiology, economics, military strategy, ecology, and ancient and modern medicine, author Rosen tells 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 victims from Ireland to Iraq, and opened the way for the armies of Islam. Emperor Justinian had reunified Rome's fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. In his capital at 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. Then, in the summer of 542, he encountered a flea. The ensuing outbreak of bubonic plague killed five thousand people a day in Constantinople and nearly killed Justinian himself, bringing about one of the great hinge moments in history.--From publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
949.5/013
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF556
LC item number
.R67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm74354142
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780670038558
Lccn
2006051761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74354142
  • (Sirsi) a897983
Label
Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm74354142
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780670038558
Lccn
2006051761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74354142
  • (Sirsi) a897983

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