Brehon Laws : The Ancient Wisdom of Ireland


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Author: Jo Kerrigan

Format: Hardback 176 pages, 30 Illustrations, black and white; 50 Halftones, black and white

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd

Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781788491075

Published:16 Mar 2020

 

 

A fascinating look at the lifestyle and values of ancient Ireland. Thousands of years ago, Celtic Ireland was a land of tribes and warriors; but a widely accepted, sophisticated and surprisingly enlightened legal system kept society running smoothly. The brehons were the keepers of these laws, which dealt with every aspect of life: land disputes; recompense for theft or violence; marriage and divorce processes; the care of trees and animals. Transmitted orally from ancient times, the laws were transcribed by monks around the fifth century, and what survived was translated by nineteenth-century scholars.

Jo Kerrigan has immersed herself in these texts, revealing fascinating details that are inspiring for our world today. With atmospheric photographs by Richard Mills, an accessible introduction to a hidden gem of Irish heritage

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