Search

Brehon Laws: The Ancient Wisdom of

ISBN: 9781788491075
€18.00
A bright and readable book giving an overview of the ancient legal codex, Brehon Law.
Availability: In Stock
+ -
72 Points

A bright and readable book giving an overview of the ancient legal codex, Brehon Law.



Brehon Law is an incredibly valuable part of our Irish heritage, being not only the oldest legal codex but also a priceless source of information about the earliest culture, customs and practices of this country. Its origins lie far back in pre-recorded history; hundreds if not thousands of years before Christianity arrived. Originally evolved by the people for the people, reflecting the needs of the times and developing with them, the laws were always transmitted orally, passed down from generation to generation. By the time Christian scribes committed them to written documents, therefore, they were already ancient.



As such, Brehon Law sources are scarce and often present conflicting information - Jo Kerrigan's Brehon will discuss the genuine laws, insofar as they are known, while offering a fresh, engaging perspective on those which will most resonate with the modern reader. Subjects such as the Bee Tracts, the value of dogs and cats, sex/marriage/rape/divorce, punishment and honour price will be presented alongside illustrations and photographs.

Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
Description

A bright and readable book giving an overview of the ancient legal codex, Brehon Law.



Brehon Law is an incredibly valuable part of our Irish heritage, being not only the oldest legal codex but also a priceless source of information about the earliest culture, customs and practices of this country. Its origins lie far back in pre-recorded history; hundreds if not thousands of years before Christianity arrived. Originally evolved by the people for the people, reflecting the needs of the times and developing with them, the laws were always transmitted orally, passed down from generation to generation. By the time Christian scribes committed them to written documents, therefore, they were already ancient.



As such, Brehon Law sources are scarce and often present conflicting information - Jo Kerrigan's Brehon will discuss the genuine laws, insofar as they are known, while offering a fresh, engaging perspective on those which will most resonate with the modern reader. Subjects such as the Bee Tracts, the value of dogs and cats, sex/marriage/rape/divorce, punishment and honour price will be presented alongside illustrations and photographs.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Ireland's Forgotten Past

Availability: Out of Stock
An original and irreverent retelling of overlooked stories from Irish history.
€20.20

Collins Complete Irish Wildlife

Availability: In Stock
The essential photographic guide to Ireland's wildlife.
€24.30

Rough Ride

Availability: In Stock
Paul Kimmage's boyhood dreams were of cycling glory: cycling the Tour de France, and of becoming a national hero. He knew it wouldn't come easy. In 1986, he turned professional. That's when he discovered it wasn't about how much you wanted to win, it was about drugs. Here, he talks about the issue of drugs in sport.
€13.50

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Availability: In Stock
The untold story of Ireland's role, from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe.
€13.50