ca. 1627

“Prohibition to Property Owners” by the Municipal Administration (“Stadtverwaltung”) (1627) [Present-day Austria] [Provisional]: “[…] [aristocratic] land-owners (‘Landesinsassen’) shall not settle or permit Jews to live in their territories at libitum [at will] without the explicit permission of the Duke […].” [Researcher’s note: This law was the result of a complaint brought forth by Christian citizens who griped that noblemen/aristocratic landowners were selling their “Mäute” (land/bridges where a payment of a tariff was required) to Jews for a substantial profit, which in turn increased the values of properties so much so that they became “very unchristian and expensive” and impossible for poorer (Christian) subjects to afford.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/04/2017