See also:bishop, was
See also:abbot of
See also:Saint Antonin de Pamiers in 1268 . Boniface VIII., detaching the city of Pamiers from the
See also:diocese of Toulouse in 1295, made it the seat of a new bishopric and appointed Saisset to the see . Of a headstrong temperament, Saisset as abbot energetically sustained the struggle with the
See also:counts of
See also:Foix, begun two centuries before, for the lordship of the city of Pamiers, which had been shared between the counts and abbots by the feudal contract of pariage . The struggle ended in 1297 by an agreement between the two parties as to their
See also:common rights, and when the
See also:pope raised the excommunication incurred by the count, Saisset absolved him in the refectory of the Dominican monastery in Pamiers (1300) . Saisset is, however, famous in French
See also:history for his opposition to
See also:Philip IV . As an ardent Languedocian he hated the French, and spoke openly of the king in disrespectful terms . But when he tried to organize a general rising of the south, he was denounced to the king, perhaps by his old enemies the count of Foix and the bishop of Toulouse . Philip IV. charged
See also:Richard Leneveu, archdeacon of Auge in the diocese of
See also:Lisieux, and
See also:Jean de Picquigni,
See also:vidame of
See also:Amiens, to make an investigation, which lasted several months . Saisset was on the point of escaping to Rome when the vidame of Amiens surprised him by
See also:night in his episcopal palace . He was brought to Senlis, and on the 24th of
See also:October 1301 appeared before Philip and his
See also:court . The chancellor,
See also:Pierre Flotte, charged him with high treason, and he was placed in the keeping of the archbishop of
See also:Narbonne, his metropolitan . Philip IV. tried to obtain from the pope the canonical degradation of Saisset .
Boniface VIII., instead, ordered the king in
See also:December 130I to
See also:free the bishop, in
See also:order that he might go to Rome to justify himself . At the same
See also:time, he sent the famous bulls Salvator mundi, a sort of repetition of Clericis laicos, and Ausculla fili, which opened a new stage of the
See also:quarrel between the pope and king . In the
See also:heat of the new struggle Saisset was forgotten . He had been turned over in
See also:February 1302 into the keeping of Jacques
See also:des Normands, the papal
See also:legate, and was ordered to leave the
See also:kingdom at once . He lived at Rome until after the incident at Anagni . In 1308 the king pardoned him, and restored him to his see . He died, still bishop of Pamiers, about 1314 . There is no
See also:proof for the
See also:legend that
See also:Bernard Saisset earned Philip IV.'s hatred in 1300—1301 by boldly sustaining the pope's demand for the liberation of the count of
See also:Flanders, and by publicly proclaiming the
See also:doctrine of papal supremacy . See Dom Vaissete, Histoire generale de
See also:Languedoc, ed . Privat, t. ix. pp . 216-310; Histoire litteraire de la France, t.
See also:xxvi. pp . 540-547; E. de Roziere, Le Passage de Pamiers, in Bibliotheque de 1'Ecole des Chartes (1871) ; Ch .
See also:Langlois in
See also:Lavisse's Histoire de France, t. iii., pt. ii., pp . 142-146 .
SAIS (Egyptian Sai)
EMILE EDMOND SAISSET (1814-1863)
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