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By Dionysios Ch. Stathakopoulos

Famine and Pestilence within the past due Roman and Early Byzantine Empire provides the 1st analytical account in English of the background of subsistence crises and epidemic illnesses in overdue Antiquity. in line with a listing of all such occasions within the East Roman/Byzantine empire among 284 and 750, it provides an authoritative research of the factors, results and inner mechanisms of those crises and comprises sleek scientific and physiological information on epidemics and famines. Its curiosity is either within the heritage of medication and the heritage of past due Antiquity, specially its social and demographic points. Stathakopoulos develops versions of crises that follow not just to the society of the past due Roman and early Byzantine global, but in addition to early smooth or even modern societies in Africa or Asia. This research is accordingly either a piece of reference for info on specific occasions (e.g. the 6th-century Justinianic plague) and a entire research of subsistence crises and epidemics as brokers of historic causation. As such it makes a massive contribution to the continued debate on past due Antiquity, bringing a clean standpoint to touch upon the attribute positive factors that formed this era and differentiate it from Antiquity and the center Ages.

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