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New book from Princeton University Press examines disease and the course of human history

Book cover for "Plagues Upon the Earth" by Kyle Harper
Princeton University Press

Kyle Harper's "Plagues upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History" (Princeton University Press) blends biology and economics to create a sweeping, global history of infectious disease from chimpanzees to COVID-19 and with a look to the future.

Kyle Harper is professor of classics and letters at the University of Oklahoma. His books include The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire (Princeton) and From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity.

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