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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
Contributor
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
Cataloging source
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
NLM call number
  • 2008 C-289
  • WC 355
NLM item number
R813j 2007
Label
Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: The three thousand-body problem -- Prologue: Pelusium -- Part 1: Emperor -- 1: Four princes of the world [286-470] -- 2: We do not love anything uncivilized [337-518] -- 3: Our most pious consort [518-530] -- Part 2: Glory -- 4: Solomon, I have outdone thee [530-537] -- 5: Live honorably, harm nobody, and give everyone his due [533-537] -- 6: The victories granted us by heaven [533-540] -- Part 3: Bacterium -- 7: Daughter of chance and number -- 8: From so simple a beginning -- 9: The fury of the wrath of God [540-542] -- Part 4: Pandemic -- 10: A man of unruly mind [523-545] -- 11: No small grace [545-664] -- 12: A thread you cannot unravel [548-558] -- 13: This country of silk [559-565] -- Epilogue: Yarmuk [636] -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliographical note -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
A book club edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780739491638
Lccn
2006051761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)74354142
Label
Justinian's flea : plague, empire, and the birth of Europe, William Rosen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: The three thousand-body problem -- Prologue: Pelusium -- Part 1: Emperor -- 1: Four princes of the world [286-470] -- 2: We do not love anything uncivilized [337-518] -- 3: Our most pious consort [518-530] -- Part 2: Glory -- 4: Solomon, I have outdone thee [530-537] -- 5: Live honorably, harm nobody, and give everyone his due [533-537] -- 6: The victories granted us by heaven [533-540] -- Part 3: Bacterium -- 7: Daughter of chance and number -- 8: From so simple a beginning -- 9: The fury of the wrath of God [540-542] -- Part 4: Pandemic -- 10: A man of unruly mind [523-545] -- 11: No small grace [545-664] -- 12: A thread you cannot unravel [548-558] -- 13: This country of silk [559-565] -- Epilogue: Yarmuk [636] -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliographical note -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
A book club edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780739491638
Lccn
2006051761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)74354142

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