Oct. 6, 1355

“Majesty Carolina” (‘Maiestas Carolina’) of King Charles IV of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, etc.; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “[…] 1) Jews are to pay the[ir] taxes to the Royal Chamber (directly) […] 2) Should a Jew inherit an estate as part of a debt [payment], he may not sell it without the explicit permission of the king. […]” [Researcher’s note: This is a translation of the German summary of the original Latin text; both can be found in the source cited. The complete Latin text can also be found in Volume II of Jirecek’s Codex Juris Bohemici.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels – und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchives des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 1577 bis 1620. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 1577 to 1620.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/1/2019