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Justinian's Flea The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 014311381X

ISBN-13: 9780143113812

Edition: 2008

Authors: William Rosen

List price: $18.00
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The epic story of the collision between one of natures smallest organisms and historys mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith of his achievements and the last of them. In 542 AD, the bubonic plague struck. In weeks, the glorious classical world of Justinian had been plunged into the medieval and modern Europe was born. At its height, five thousand people died every day in Constantinople. Cities were completely depopulated. It was the first pandemic the world had ever known and it left its indelible mark: when the plague finally ended, more than 25 million people…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682