Comparing The Pact Of Umar And The Capitulary

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There are multiple religions around the world, each of them being distinct in their own way. They each hold their own beliefs and their own rules that are expected to be followed by their believers. They also handle non-believers differently and both the The Capitulary for Saxony and The Pact of Umar are great examples of this. Both documents have a similar subject matter since they both focus on what they believe is fair as treatment towards those who believe in a different religion or those who are simply non-believers. However, there are also many differences between the two documents which are obvious after reading the directives and clauses for each. The Capitulary for Saxony is mostly directives that Charlemagne set out to the public in order for the citizens to understand what would happen to those who do not believe in Christianity and wish to conspire against them. Most of the directives involved a penalty of death for those who did not respect the church. This document is written in the perspective of the ruler, Charlemagne. By reading this document it’s clear that he’s in charge and is able to set upon these instructions or laws. On the other hand, the Pact of Umar can be seen as a peace treaty from the Non-Muslims to the Muslims even though the power being established does not represent both parties equally. The Pact states a set of clauses that the Non-Muslims, who are…show more content…
This document, unlike the Capitulary for Saxony, is written by citizens. The main difference between the two

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