AHR interview, Merle Eisenberg and Lee Mordechai in conversation with Dr. John McNeill on the Plague Concept

Justinian's figure in the center of Mosaics from the apse in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna
Mosaics from the apse in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. Justinian is the figure in the center. The mosaics were completed in 547 CE

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Merle Eisenberg and Lee Mordechai discussed with Dr. John McNeill their article “The Justinianic Plague and Global Pandemics: The Making of the Plague Concept,” which appeared in the December 2020 issue of the AHR. Eisenberg is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland. Mordechai is a senior lecturer in the History Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Together, they host the podcast Infectious Historians.

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