Prohibitions on Transactions, 803-806
Prohibitions on Nocturnal Transactions, 803.
2. Be it decreed that it is of importance that none should transact business at
night in gold vessels, silver vessels, slaves, gems, horses, and animals, except for food
and fodder necessary for those making a journey. But let every one transact his business
by day in the presence of all and before witnesses.
Prohibition on Immovables, 806.
Division of the Empire.
II. Concerning transfers and sales which are customarily made between the parts, we
ordain, that none of the three brothers take up in the other's kingdom the transfer or
sale of immovable goods,
that is of lands, vineyards, and woods, and serfs who have property, or other goods
which are considered under the name of inheritances; except gold, silver, gems, arms,
clothes, serfs without property, and those goods which are known to belong properly to
merchants; this we have altogether forbidden to all free men.
From: (1) J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologiae Cursus Completus, (Paris, 1862), Vol.
XCVII, p. 267; (2) L. A. Muratori, ed., Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, (Milan, 1725),
Tome I, Part II, p. 116, reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Herbert H. Coulson, A Source
Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936;
reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), pp. 97-98.
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