In the treaty, the conditions that are set for Christians living under Muslim rule state that the Christians will not be killed or taken prison, nor will they be separated from their women and children. They won’t be coerced in matters of religion, their churches won’t be burned down, and sacred objects won’t be taken from the realm, as long as they follow the conditions that are set for them. These conditions are that they won’t give shelter to fugitives, their enemies, encourage any protected person to fear them, or conceal news of their enemies. They must also pay one dinar every year, together with four measures of wheat, four measures of barley, four liquid measures of concentrated fruit juice, four liquid measures of vinegar, four of honey, and four of olive oil. Slaves payed half of this amount.

The fact that the author of the chronicle wrote about the treaty shows he thought it was important enough to document because treaties were very uncommon back then. Clearly he doesn’t think a treaty is necessary because he goes on to talk about how the Muslims had every right to wipe everyone out in any way they saw fit but at the same time he believed they were very merciful people and that treaties were acceptable as long as both sides came to an agreement.

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