Justinian's Flea by William Rosen chronicles the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian. From his collection of law into the Justinian Code to the military victories under his general Belisarius, the author gives a detailed history of an era under one of the few Byzantine emperors commonly-known. The author devotes particular attention to the outbreak of plague during the seventh century, which gives the book its title. Well worth reading for history enthusiasts.
--Michael B., Jamestown Bluffs Branch