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Topics: Islam, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire Pages: 2 (716 words) Published: October 14, 2014
Byzantines/Islam
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Codex Justinianus:
Return of Fugitive Slaves & Coloni, c. 530
To strengthen the laws binding slaves and coloni to the soil precautions were taken to prevent landlords employing fugitives and to ensure their return. Xl.48.xii. We ordain that slaves, or tributaries, or inquilini shall remain with their lords. For, when, dismayed by a fear of Ioss, each landowner begins to drive away those who are unknown to him, the will to flight will not be with the slaves; for no one deserts his lord knowing that there is nowhere a refuge for him as a fugitive. But either each one will employ those known to be free men, or will dismiss him who feigns freedom, fearing that he will be liable to those punishments which are ordained by the law. If, therefore, any known fugitive be found anywhere, his detainer shall bring to our fisc twelve pounds of silver, but we decree that to him whose slave he is he shall bring another of the same value in addition to that same fugitive.

* The law above comes from what Byzantine Code?

* What is the main idea of the law?

Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354 Jerusalem and its holy sites Among the grace-bestowing sanctuaries of Jerusalem is a building, situated on the farther side of the valley called the valley of Jahannam [Gehenna] to the east of the town, on a high hill. This building is said to mark the place whence Jesus ascended to heaven. This is the church of which they are falsely persuaded to believe that it contains the grave of Jesus [Church of the Holy Sepulcher]. In the same place there is another church which the Jews venerate and to which they come on pilgrimage. All who come on pilgrimage to visit it pay a stipulated tax to the Muslims.

* Which statement concerning Jerusalem, according to Ibn Battuta, is most correct?

* Another name for Yathrib is Medina.

* A pilgrimage to Mecca is called Hajj.

* The second dynasty of the expanding Muslim empire was called...
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