About this book
Top popular history; an epic story in which the newly united Roman Empire under Justinian is decimated by bubonic plague - one of history's great turning points.
In the middle of the 6th century, the Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that carries bubonic plague, collided with the world's mightiest empire. With the death of 25 million people, the Roman Empire, under her last great emperor, Justinian, was decimated. This book tells the story of that collision.