The ‘Justinianic Plague’: the economic consequences of the pandemic in the eastern Roman empire and its cultural and religious effects

  title={The ‘Justinianic Plague’: the economic consequences of the pandemic in the eastern Roman empire and its cultural and religious effects},
  author={Mischa Meier},
  journal={Early Medieval Europe},
  pages={267 - 292}
  • M. Meier
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • History
  • Early Medieval Europe
Taking as his starting point recent debates over the significance of the ‘Justinianic Plague’ to enquiries into the transition from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, the author aims to demonstrate that the widely supported relativizing position is untenable. The short‐term demographic and economic consequences of the epidemic must have been catastrophic; the plague, however, seems to have affected the population of the Roman empire in the east most of all in the cultural and religious… 
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