Conferencia dada por Monica Green titulada “A Mediterranean divide: islamic versus christian experiences of the Black Death” para el Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

“When plague started to move across the Black Sea and into the Mediterranean sometime in the summer of 1347, it was moving into an environment that had been defined for thousands of years by its shared physical environment. It is hardly surprising, therefore, to find that plague struck all sides of the Mediterranean—east and west, north and south—with equal ferocity in 1347 and 1348. How the disease was received in different areas, however, differed dramatically. There is no reason to doubt that the same disease struck Christian and Islamic polities equally and at the same time. Why, then, do we see such different responses under different regimes? It was not simply ‘religion’ that determined those differences, but differing cultural memories of the disease.”