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The Justinianic Plague (also known as the first plague pandemic)

Episode 2 - April 2, 2020
Mosaic of Justinianus

Merle and Lee discuss the late antique Justinianic Plague (c. 541-750), also known as the first plague pandemic. They cover the current consensus about plague first, and then offer their reinterpretation, together with some ideas for further research.