Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe by William Rosen Paperback Book


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

Author: William Rosen

Format: Unabridged-MP3, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Published: May 2007

Genre: History - Ancient

Retail Price: $24.99

Discs: 1


* Mp3 CD Format *. 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 five hundred years. Them 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.

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BookLender review by Edwin on 2008-12-07 16:10:23

Terrific work. Great insight for me into a time that is shadowy, but important and intriguing--and very well written.