ca. Dec. 1230 C.E.

[Possible/Probable] “Statutes of Melun” (‘Statutum apud Meledunum’) official contract/agreement/ordinance between King Louis IX and Number of Barons [Kingdom of France; Present-day France] [Provisional]“In the statutes of Melun (‘statutum apud Meledunum’) [… King Louis declares] for the salvation of his soul ‘and in glorious memory of his father Louis and his predecessors’ that he nor the Barons may permit Jews to enter/sign any debt-contract (Art. 1). No one in the entire empire may withhold a Jew of another ruler, and wherever anyone finds one of his Jews (‘Judaeum suum’), he can arrest/imprison him, like his own slave (‘tamquam proprium servum suum’), as long as the Jew is in the territory of the other or in another kingdom (‘in alio regno’)* […] (Art. 2).  […]” [Researcher’s note: *This mean also outside of France. The statutes also required Jews to show proof of any debt owed to them by their lords by Christmas or lose any claims to them. The above text is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text. The original Latin text can be found in its entirety in M. Alexandre Teulet’s Inventaires et Document Publies Par Order de L’Emererur.]
Die rechtsverhältnisse der Juden in den deutsch-österreichischen Ländern.  Mit einer Einleitung über die Prinzipien der Judengesetzgebung in Europa während des Mittelalters. Von Dr. J. E. Scherer.  (The legal status of Jews in German-Austrian Countries.  With an introduction regarding the principles of Jewish legislation in Europe during the Middle Ages.  By J. E. Scherer, PhD.); (Leipzig; 1901); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/28/2018