1/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

May 08, 01:45 AM
Photo:  The Barberini Ivory, which is thought to portray Justinian. 

The Plague of Justinian or Justinianic Plague (541–549 AD) was the beginning of the first plague pandemic, the first Old World pandemic of plague, the contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease afflicted the entire Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Near East, severely affecting the Sasanian Empire and the Byzantine Empire and especially its capital, Constantinople.

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1/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis