Córus bésgnai : an old Irish law tract on the church and society / edited by Liam Breatnach.
Contributor(s): Breatnach, Liam.Series: Early Irish law series. ; v. 2. Publisher: Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advance Studies, 2017Description: xii, 346 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9871855002326 (hbk.).Subject(s): Law -- Ireland | Irish language -- To 1100 | Law -- Ireland -- Sources. -- HistoryDDC classification: 891.62
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Text in Irish with translation and commentary in English.
Foreword -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Old Irish text -- 3. Text, glosses and commentary in A -- 4. Extracts and commentary in B -- 5. Extracts and glosses in C -- 6. Extracts and commentary in D -- Appendix 1. Orthography and edition -- 2. Extracts of O'Davorne's Glossary and digests B and C -- 3. Cor dá Sochonn -- 4. The order of the extracts in MCSM -- 5. Corrigenda to CIH -- 6. Tracts of Senchas Már -- Indexes -- Bibliography.
"Córus Bésgnai is one of the nearly fifty trats which make up Senchas Már, arguably the most important legal text in the vernacular from early mediaeval Ireland. Linguistic evidence dates Senchas Már with certainty to the Old Irish period, and internal textual evidence allows us to date it more precisely to some time between 660 and 680 AD, and to locate the place of writing as Armagh." - see introduction