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A True Companion to the Corpus Iuris Hibernici

McLeod, N. (2005) A True Companion to the Corpus Iuris Hibernici. Peritia, 19 . pp. 136-163.

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This is a review of Liam Breatnach’s A companion to the Corpus iuris hibernici (Dublin 2005). His book provides a survey of the content of Binchy’s Corpus iuris hibernici (Dublin 1978). It identifies the surviving materials for individual Brehon law tracts, including the tracts of the Senchas már. It also provides diplomatic transcriptions of texts from legal manuscripts absent from the Corpus. The present article argues that the Senchas már consisted of three tiers of tracts and that these three tiers are so aligned that they form eight groups of six tracts each. Each group focuses on a particular section of the law.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
Copyright: Medieval Academy of Ireland
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Notes: Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland
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