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Plagues And The Fate Of Rome

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Renee Bright
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KUER

We know we’re not the first civilization to face a paralyzing pandemic – the history of plagues and pandemics is a long one when you look back over time. 

According to historian Kyle Harper, the great Roman Empire is one of the most notable that was hit with and ultimately lost to the power of forces like viruses and natural disasters. He’s the author of The Fate of Rome, where he charts how Romans stood against infectious diseases and climate change until the added burdens of outside forces eventually changed their whole society. 

Dr. Kyle Harper’s book is The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire.  [IndieBound|Amazon|Audible].