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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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M.Besant E.Walter
Jerusalem, the city of Herod and Saladin
page 79

they shall not teach their children the Coran, but, on the other hand, no one shall be prevented from embracing the Mohammedan religion. No public exhibition of any land of the Christian religion is to be permitted. They shall not in any way imitate the Muslims, either in dress or behaviour, nor make use of their language in writing or engraving, nor adopt Muslim names or appellations. They shall not. carry arms, nor ride astride their animals, nor wear or publicly exhibit the sign of the cross. They shall not make use of bells ; nor strike the nakus (wooden gong) except with a suppressed sound ; nor shall they place their lamps in public places, nor raise their voices in lamentation for the dead. They shall shave the front part of the head and gird up their dress, and lastly, they shall never intrude into any Muslim's house on any pretext whatever. To these conditions 'Omar added the following clause to be accepted by the Christians : That no Christian should strike a Muslim, and that if they failed to comply with any single one of the previous stipulations, they should confess that their lives were justly forfeit, and that they were deserving of the punishment inflicted upon rebellious subjects. When these terms had been agreed upon by both sides and the treaty signed and sealed, Omar requested the patriarch to lead him to the Mosque (Masjid, or " place of adoration,") of David. The patriarch acceding to this request, 'Omar, accompanied by four thousand attendants, was conducted by him into the Holy City. They first proceeded to the church of the Holy Sepulchre,* which the patriarch pointed out as the site of David's temple. " Thou liest," said 'Omar, curtly, and was proceeding to * In the original El Camdmah, " dung ;" which is explained a little further on to be a designed corruption of the word Caiyamah, "Anastasia." These words are at the present day applied by the Muslim and Christian population respectively to the church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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