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Plague and the end of antiquity : the pandemic of 541-750

Author: Lester K Little
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Rom (2001)
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester K Little
ISBN: 9780521846394 0521846390 052171897X 9780521718974
OCLC Number: 65361042
Description: xiv, 360 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: edited by Lester K. Little.
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