The impact of plague

It is difficult to assess the impact of the plague. A new study related to the Justinian plague based on written sources comes up with the hypothesis, that is has been overestimated

  • Mordechai, Lee; Eisenberg, Merle; Newfield, Timothy P.; Izdebski, Adam; Kay, Janet E.; Poinar, Hendrik (2019): The Justinianic Plague. An inconsequential pandemic? In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. – doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903797116

Rainer Schreg

archaeologist professor in medieval and postmedieval archaeology at Bamberg university

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