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SECULAR LEGISLATION.

pie, September 10, 1255 ; and in the recension of the laws of Florence made as late as 1355, they still appear as an integral part. Finally, they were incorporated in the latest additions to the Corpus Juris as part of the canon law itself, and, technically speaking, they may be regarded as in force to the present day.[1]

This virtually provided for a very large portion of Europe, extending from Sicily to the North Sea. The western regions made haste to follow the pious example. Coincident with the Treaty of Paris, in 1229, was an ordonnance issued in the name of the boy-king, Louis IX., giving efficient assistance by the royal officials to the Church in its efforts to purge the land of heresy. In the territories which remained to Count Raymond his vacillating course gave rise to much dissatisfaction, until, in 1234, he was compelled to enact, with the consent of his prelates and barons, a statute drawn up by the fanatic Raymond du Fauga of Toulouse, which embodied all the practical points of Frederic's legislation, and decreed confiscation against every one who failed, when called upon, to aid the Church in the capture and detention of heretics. In the compilations and law books of the latter half of the century we see the system thoroughly established as the law of the whole land, and in 1315 Louis Hutin formally adopted the edicts of Frederic and made them valid throughout France, [2]

In Aragon Don Jayme I., in 1226, issued an edict prohibiting all heretics from entering his dominions, probably on account of the fugitives driven out of Languedoc by the crusade of Louis VIII. In 1234, in conjunction with his prelates, he drew up a


  1. Hist. Diplom. Frid. II. T. II. p. 7.— Post Libb. Feudorum.— Post constt. iv. xix. Cod. L v. — Innoc. PP. IV. Bull. Cum adversus, 1243, 1252, 1254; Bull. Orthodoxæ, 27 Apr., 14 Mali, 1252.— Alex. PP. IV. Bull. Cum adversus, 1258.— Ejusd. Bull. Cupientes, 1260. — Clement. PP. IV. Bull. Cum adversus, 1265.— Wadding. Annal. Minor, ann. 1261, No. 3; ann. 1289, No. 20.— Urbani PP. IV. Bull. Licet ex omnibus, 1262, § 12. — Epistt. Saeculi XIII. No. 191 (Monument. Hist. German.).— Eymerici Direct. Inquis. Ed. Pegnae, 1607, p. 392. — Innoc. PP. IV. -Bull. Ad aures, 2 Apr. 1253. — Sclopis, Antica Legislazione del Piemonte, p. 440. — Bernard! Comens. Lucerna Inquisit. s. v. Executio, No. 3. — Archivio di Firenze, Riformagioni, Classe II. Distinz. 1, No. 14.— Potthast No. 7672.— C. 2 in Septimo, v. 3.
  2. Isambert, Anc. Loix Fran. I. 230-33 ; III. 126.— Harduin. Concil. VII. 203-8. — Guill. de. Pod. Laur. c. 42. — Établissements, Liv. I. cb. 85, 123. — Livres de Jostice et de Plet, Liv. I. Tit. iii. § 7.