Islamic image of tolerance: "Milan Edict" and "Omar agreement"


  • Alla V. Aristova



The Milan edict and Umar's (Omar) treaty are documents adopted in different historical times (they are shared more than 300 years), in various socio-cultural conditions and civilizational habitats. However, there is something in common in the role they played in history, which allows not only to oppose-put, but also to co-put these documents. After all, they both fixed some - albeit fundamentally divergent - models of the arrangement of a multi-confessional society, were the means of normative consolidation of a certain format of coexistence of the most influential religions.