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User Review  - Farree - LibraryThing

I have been putting off reading this since August 15, 2015 (or so), because I wanted a little more coverage of the Roman Empire (and I don't currently have Gibbon in my library). I got that earlier ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

The book's flaws (and successes) have been covered by many former reviewers so let me add just a few notes that may be of interest to someone at some time: For anyone who slept through their world ... Read full review

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User Review  - as85 - LibraryThing

If you want to read a book about Justinian, this book might do - his life, times and accomplishments are well detailed. If you want to read a book about the flea that carries the plague bacillus, you ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Mr. Rosen has assembled a competent examination of the most serious event of the 500's CE. He has good chapters on the Plague and the Architecture of Hagia Sophia, which he examines in great detail ... Read full review

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe This book is primarily about the reign of Justinian (482-565 A.D.) with the bubonic plague ("The Devil") as a key world-changing component in ... Read full review

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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

While bouncing around throughout the history of the Roman Empire, Justinian's Flea concerns itself mostly with the period from the end of the Western Roman Empire at the hands of Odoacer at 476 CE ... Read full review

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User Review  - romanccm - LibraryThing

This was a really good read- extremely well written and organized. Much of the history was familiar to me from elsewhere, I don't think Rosen breaks new ground here but his synthesis of the cultural ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Interesting that I had never heard of Belisaurus, Khosro the great, Narses and the like, even though I'm an eager reader of history. This book is more about history than the plague, which, to be frank ... Read full review

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User Review  - EleBoo - LibraryThing

Book Review of Justinianís Flea By Elena Booze Justinianís Flea is about the bubonic plague, and the fall of Rome. It is also about the birth of Europe and the emperor of Rome, Justinian. Justinianís ... Read full review

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User Review  - atiara - LibraryThing

Very interesting but sometimes there was too much information. I did not need to know all the detail of the building of the Hagia Sophia. I really enjoyed the chapters on Sassanid Persia and China and ... Read full review


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