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Unformatted text preview: Essay Outline Capitulary on Saxony 785 A.D. attributed to Charlemagne If a convict seeks refuge in church, he shall not be removed by force, but judged by the lord king. Death penalty to those who steal from church. On the Lords day no meetings. Must baptize child in first year, if not pay a tax. Set of rules / laws that tie the government to the church. A Letter to Pope Leo I I I 796 A.D. attributed to Charlemagne Pray for victory and bless his rule, in return will go to battle and defend the church. Gives church and state symbiotic relationship. I. Similarities a. Pilgrimage: inns + shrines // Mecca b. Monotheistic Islam + Christianity c. Imperial conquests d. Jesus + Muhammad were profits I I. Differences a. Arabs were generally tribal pastoralists and believed in jinn spirits (polytheism), until Muhammad came along b. Conversion not the goal of Arab conquest need to live off of wealth of the conquered i. Get tax revenue, in exchange for protection c. No real church in Islam -> just a way of life for all of those within the state...
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- Fall '07
- World History