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Plague and the end of antiquity : the pandemic of 541-750 / edited by Lester K. Little.


  • ISBN: 9780521846394
  • ISBN: 0521846390
  • ISBN: 052171897X
  • ISBN: 9780521718974
  • Description: xiv, 360 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Merrimack College Stacks (3rd) RA644.P7 P39 2007 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-354) and index.
Contents Note: Life and afterlife of the first plague pandemic / Lester K. Little -- Historians and epidemics: simple questions, complex answers / Jo N. Hays -- For whom does the writer write?: the first bubonic plague pandemic according to Syriac sources / Michael G. Morony -- Justinianic plague in Syria and the archaeological evidence / Hugh N. Kennedy -- Crime and punishment: the plague in the Byzantine Empire, 541-749 / Dionysios Stathakopoulos -- Bubonic plague in Byzantium: the evidence of the non-literary sources / Peter Sarris -- Consilia humana, ops divina, superstitio (Livy 7,2): seeking succor and solace in times of plague, with particular reference to Gaul in the early Middle Ages / Alain J. Stoclet -- Plague in Spanish late antiquity / Michael Kulikowski -- Plague in seventh-century England / John Maddicott -- The plague and its consequences in Ireland / Ann Dooley -- Ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of plague / Robert Sallares -- Toward a molecular history of the Justinianic pandemic / Michael McCormick.
Summary: In this volume, 12 scholars from various disciplines - have produced a comprehensive account of the pandemic's origins, spread, and mortality, as well as its economic, social, political, and religious effects.
Subject: Plague > Europe > History > To 1500.
Plague > Byzantine Empire > History > To 1500.
Genre: Kongress.
Rom (2001)
Little, Lester K. (Added Author).