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Overview of topics The plague of Constantinople, 542 ce o recurrent plagues, 540-760 ce population collapse: the Middle Ages begin Recovery in Europe first gradual, then dramatic; peaks around 1300 ce o the first full world By 1300 many signs of strain on resources in Europe The plague of Constantinople Hit at peak of Byzantine Empire o Justinian was Emperor o Map shows greatest extent Plague spread, 541-542 o By ship from Egyptian ports of Alexandria and Pelusium (now Port Said); grain shipments important o Also overland along the coastal roads Constantinople o before: population nearly 300,000 o over 50% died or fled o two eyewitness survivors described the plague in detail Procopius Bishop John of Ephesus Analysis of passages from Procopius’s account o Other details from Procopius? Medical descriptions of the illness? What did the government do? Who and what does Procopius blame for the plague?
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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