Texts

Catshlechta‘Cat-sections’

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts
Irish legal tract relating to cats, originally part of the last third of the Senchas Már (Breatnach, Murray).
Title
Catshlechta
‘Cat-sections’
sp. Catṡlechta, Catslechta, Catshlechta
Manuscripts
Language
  • Old Irish
Textual relationships

Classification

Early Irish law texts

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], “Catshlechta and other medieval legal material relating to cats”, Celtica 25 (2007): 143–159.
DIAS – PDF: <link>
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
Volume 5 of the Corpus iuris Hibernici, which is numbered pp. 1532–1925, contains diplomatic editions of legal material from TCD 1363 (H 4. 22), the Book of Ballymote (RIA 23 P 12), BL Egerton 90 and TCD 1336 (H 3. 17).
Diplomatic edition of the text from TCD 1363.
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1–337; diplomatic edition of legal material three manuscripts: the Bodleian manuscripts Rawlinson B 487 and Rawlinson B 506, and TCD 1433 (E 3. 5).
110.14–21 Diplomatic edition of the text from Rawlinson B 506.

Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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