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Justinian"s flea

William Rosen

Justinian"s flea

plague, empire, and the birth of Europe

by William Rosen

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Published by Viking in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Rosen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDF
The Physical Object
Pagination367 p. ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22754520M
ISBN 109780670038558

Justinian's Flea by William Rosen describes the fall of the Roman Empire from the division of the Empire by Diocletian to the start of the rise of the Islamic powers. Rosen's book is one of many that has attempted to make sense of the time of transition between the end of the Roman Empire and what we call Medieval Europe.   The best-known fictional treatment of the period is Robert Graves's Count genre readers, L. Sprague de Camp's Lest Darkness Fall is a classic set in Ostrogoth-ruled Rome. In non-fiction, Justinian's Flea overlaps somewhat with Jared Diamond's well-known (if slightly overrated) Guns, Germs, and , Lice, and History (Hans .

  Some off the cuff answers: Rosen's figure regarding mortatlity is actually a hefty downgrade of many 19th and 20 th C estimates, the actual figure is in many ways irrelevant in the context of the structural economic damage suffered by the Byzantine importantly the "freezing" of agricultural d journals of the time give detailed descriptive . Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe - By William Rosen.

WILLIAM ROSENwas an editor and publisher for more than twentyfive , William is the author of 'Justinian's Flea', published under . "Justinian's Flea is narrative history writing at its best. Breathtaking in its scope, the book presents a confident mix of history, science, architecture, theology, military strategy, law, engineering and medicine to tell the story of how plague transformed the classical world and gave birth to mediaeval Europe/5(66).


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"Justinian's Flea" is a moderately interesting read of sixth century history, but it is no more than that. This is the first book by William Rosen, whom we learn has made his living more as a publisher than as a writer. One cannot help wondering whether a fellow-publisher backed this venture just to allow him to get one book to his own by: 2.

“Justinian’s Flea is narrative history writing at its best. Breathtaking in its scope, the book presents a confident mix of history, science, architecture, theology, military strategy, law, engineering and medicine to tell the story of how plague transformed the Justinians flea book world and gave birth to mediaeval Europe.

"Justinian's Flea" is a moderately interesting read of sixth century history, but it is no more than that. This is the first book by William Rosen, whom we learn has made his living more as a publisher than as a writer.

One cannot help wondering whether a fellow-publisher backed this venture just to allow him to get one book to his own name/5(). Justinian’s Flea, as its title, description, and introduction are eager to announce, examines how the bubonic plague epidemic in the sixth century contributed to the demise of /5.

In this eccentric and erudite book, in which a flea looms as large as an emperor, Rosen sets out to establish the forces that transformed the Mediterranean world of Author: Ian Pindar.

Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe by William Rosen And it is the Justinians flea book, with the emperor at the absolute zenith of his achievement, that the world encountered the first pandemic in history. Justinian's Flea by William Rosen Book Resume: From the acclaimed author of Miracle Cure and The Third Horseman, the epic story of the collision between one of nature's smallest organisms and history's mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa.

"Justinian's Flea" is a moderately interesting read of sixth century history, but it is no more than that. This is the first book by William Rosen, whom we learn has made his living more as a publisher than as a writer.

One cannot help wondering whether a fellow-publisher backed this venture just to allow him to get one book to his own name/5(66). Justinian's Flea is his first book. Below are responses to questions raised by readers of Justinian's Flea ; to ask your own, please feel free to e-mail me directly, using the button to.

A former editor and publisher debuts with a polymathic account of the rise and reign of the Emperor Justinian (a.d. ), whose greatest nemesis turned out to be a microscopic terror he could neither see nor identify.

The plague-bearing flea does not really hop onstage until well more than pages into the : William Rosen. Instead, Justinian's Flea exemplifies most of the defects of popular history today. The author discusses, in no logical order, the reign of the Byzantine emperor Justinian (– AD), the sixth‐century bubonic plague, and various themes in Eurasian history, inserting bits of argument so disorganized that they defy : Warren Treadgold.

William Rosen, author of  Miracle Cure,  The Third Horseman,  Justinian’s Flea, and  The Most Powerful Idea in the World, was an editor and a publisher at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and the Free Press for nearly twenty-five years.

What People are Saying About This/5(5). Justinian's Flea by William Rosen Book Review by Pertinax When I was sent this work I had initially supposed I would be receiving an account of the first of the Justinian epidemiological episodes in CE (which re-appeared thereafter in various “waves” of subsiding deadliness for nearly two hundred years).

What might be called "microbial history"—the study of the impact of disease on human events—is a subject that has received great attention in recent years. Rosen's new book. Or so argues William Rosen in his compelling story of Europe’s first great pandemic, Justinian’s Flea. The same theme – the power of disease to drive civilizational change – was picked up this past weekend (March ) by Yale historian Frank Snowden in a Wall Street Journal profile.

Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire by William Rosen (, Paperback). About Justinian’s Flea. From the acclaimed author of Miracle Cure and The Third Horseman, the epic story of the collision between one of nature’s smallest organisms and history’s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa.

Justinian’s Flea Reading Guide Justinian’s Flea is a story of Justinian, the last Emperor of the Romans to be known as “the Great”. Born to a peasant woman in Macedonia aboutJustinian left home at age 12 to begin a new life in Constantinople, theFile Size: KB.

_Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe_ (Viking) is a strange book in many ways. It is not written by an academic with long publishing credentials behind him. William Rosen has publishing credentials, but they are in the business of publishing, where he has been a senior by: 2.

" Justinian's Flea is narrative history writing at its best. Breathtaking in its scope, the book presents a confident mix of history, science, architecture, theology, military strategy, law, engineering and medicine to tell the story of how plague transformed the classical world and gave birth to mediaeval Europe/5(76).

Justinian’s Flea, Redux. Like Tweet Email. Published in The Catholic Thing on April 1, By Francis X. Maier. Share. Sometime in the early 6th Century in Africa, a bacterium that caused mild illness found a promising new host: a flea. Through that flea and countless others, it morphed into something quite different.Weaving together history, microbiology, ecology, jurisprudence, theology, and epidemiology, Justinian's Flea is a unique and sweeping account of the little known event that changed the course of a continent.

From the Trade Paperback edition.Get this from a library! Justinian's flea: the first great plague, and the end of the Roman Empire. [William Rosen] -- 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.