Answer to Question #185278 in History for Vivek Chauhan

Question #185278

What are the similarities and differences while looking at charter of cluny and Magna Carta ?


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2021-04-27T10:16:32-0400

Differences

1. According to the Cluny, the monks with all the aforesaid possessions were under the power and dominion of the abbot Berno who, as long as he shall live, shall preside over them regularly according to his knowledge and ability, While the magna carta was meant to serve as a peace treaty between upset barons and king john

2.  Furthermore, on the Cluny, after his death (the ruling monk), those same monks shall have power and permission to elect any one of their order whom they please as abbot and rector, following the will of God and the rule promulgated by St. Benedict—in such wise that neither by the intervention of our own or of any other power may they be impeded from making a purely canonical election, whereas there were no such provisions according to magna and carta.

3.  The magna carta was written in 1200s while the charter of the Cluny was founded in 910

Similarities

Both documents provide for the order and provisions of electing its leaders that is: abbot in the Cluny and the king according to magna carta.

Although in different degrees, both documents served to give power and distinctive power to the people.

Both documents provided for the freedom of the church and religion principles


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