In Our Time: History

By BBC Radio 4

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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

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The Plague of Justinian


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the plague that broke out in Constantinople 541AD, in the reign of Emperor Justinian. According to the historian Procopius, writing in Byzantium at the time, this was a plague by which the whole human race ...

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