ALBORNOZ Gil Álvarez Carrillo de (c.1310-1367), CONSTITUTIONES MARCHIE ANCONITANE, Perugia, Francesco Cartolari (o Baldassarri), 1502


Constitutiones Marchie Anconitane nouiter emendate cum additionibus nouissimis vsque in presentem diem vque additiones domini episcopi Tiburtini Sixti, pape quarti …

(Perusie : autem impressum per Franciscum Baldassaris bibliopole de Perusio, 1502 die XXIJ Martij). 

In 2°, ll. (4), 92, 4 manuscript leaves, printer device at the colophon, contemporary archive vellum, partially cut.



During the Popes’ absence from Rome (Avignon period 1309-1377) feudal lords were freer to exert power over towns and populations previously subject to the Church. Albornoz, becoming archbishop of Toledo for his support to the Spain King Alfonso XI against the Muslims was then appointed cardinal by the papal curia in 1350 and later legate (1353–57) and vicar-general of Italy with orders to subdue the disloyal Signori who then effectively controlled the Papal States. Succesul in his campaing albornoz returned to Avignon where he published where his Liber Constitutionum Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae (“Book of the Constitution of Holy Mother Church”), also known as the Constitutiones aegidianae. This legal code, or constitution, in force from 1357 to 1816, clarified relations with the feudatories and regulated internal jurisdictional issues and with foreign states. They also reorganized the whole territorial planning of the entire state, which was divided into the following provinces: Campagna e Marittima, Ducato di Spoleto, Marca anconitana, Patrimonio di San Pietro e Romagna.

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