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Gaelic law : the Berla laws, or, The ancient Irish common law

Gaelic law, the Berla laws

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  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): M. J. Macauliffe, -approximately 679 Cennfaelahd, Cormac Mac Airt Cormac Mac Airt, Eugene O'Curry, Cennfaelahd
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Ireland
  • Publication Information: Dublin : Hodges, Figgis, & Co., [1925?]
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Other titles: Book of Aicill.
    Berla laws
    Ancient Irish common law
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/gaelic-law-the-berla-laws-or-the-ancient-irish-common-law/ (Stable identifier)

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117, [2] pages ; 22 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Gaelic law : the Berla laws, or, The ancient Irish common law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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  • Publisher: Hodges, Figgis, & Co.
  • Responsable Person: by M.J. Macauliffe.
  • Publication Date: 1925
  • Country/State: Ireland
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 1923
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • General Notes: King Cormac Mac Art, during his retirement at Aicill … enunciated a certain number of legal precepts, which had been handed down from the most ancient times by the poets, in the Berla, or poetic dialect … A new treatise, consisting of ten chapters, was added to the old textbok by Cennfaeladh, 642 A.D., and he also probably re-edited the entire work.–Cf. Introd.
    “In bringing this little work before the public, the writer has endeavoured to put into an intelligible shape the disjointed and often contradictory text which constitutes the Book of Aicill, and which, thanks to the labours of O'Donovan and O'Curry, has been produced and translated in its original form”–Preface.
    Includes index.
    Reproduction of original from York University Law School Library.
  • Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2004. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KDK145
  • OCLC: 60738206

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