The Plague of Justinian in the Sixth-Century Roman Empire

The plague’s social and cultural impact has been compared to that of the Black Death that devastated Eurasia in the fourteenth century. Introduction 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[…]