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First third of Bretha nemed toísech

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The first third of Bretha nemed toísech, which introduces the text and proceeds with legal matter concerning the Church in Irish society.
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Early Irish law texts

Subjects

 the church in Ireland
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[1] Definition of nemed

Summary:
Definition of the privileged classes (nemed), with its division into two tiers:
  1. noble nemed (sóernemed), i.e. the (ecclesiastical) scholar (ecnae), churchman (eclais), lord (flaith) and poet (file).
  2. base nemed (dóernemed), i.e. the craftsmen.
» References: Citations: CIH 2100.11-15.

[2] Introduction

Summary:
Introduction to §§ 3-14
» References: Citations: CIH 2100.16-17

[3] Qualifications

Summary:
On the "good qualifications ennobling a church", in part translated from the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
» References: Citations: CIH 2100.17-24 & 1531.9 (O’Dav); 1305.38-40; 1531.11; 1562.18-19 » Textual sources: Collectio canonum Hibernensis

[4] Legal privileges

Summary:
On the privileges of a (qualified) church, e.g. that it cannot be held accountable for crimes or offences committed by others.
» References: Citations: CIH 2100.25-26; 1989.19-21; cp. 1421.17

[5] Criteria for law-suits

Summary:
The three things on account of which churches may pursue claims against other churches. This section concludes by citing Antéchtae breth.
» References: Citations: CIH 2100.27-29 » Textual sources: Ántéchtae breth

[6] § 6

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.38-39; 978.29-33; 1099.24-28; CIH 978ff identifies its source as Bretha nemed.

[7] § 7

» References: Citations: CIH 1498.3-4 (O'Dav)

[8] § 8

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.33; 1920.39 = 1148.16, 1310.19; CormY 1225

[9] § 9

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.34

[10] § 10

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.34

[11] § 11

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.35

[12] § 12

» References: Citations: CIH 2100.36

[13] § 13

» References: Citations: CIH 1478.39 (O'Dav 340) = 1480.42 (O'Dav 407)

§ 14

» References: Citations: CIH 1595.21 = 639.18, 2264.7, 686.37, 1233.2, 704.25; CIH 1528.16 (O'Dav 1529)

§ 15

» References: Citations: CIH 1473.29 (O'Dav 194)

§ 16

» References: Citations: CIH 1523.33 (O'Dav 1424)

§ 17

» References: Citations: CIH 1523.33 (O'Dav 1424)

§ 18

» References: Citations: CIH 1523.33 (O'Dav 1424)

§ 19

» References: Citations: CIH 1523.33 (O'Dav 1424)

§ 20

» References: Citations: CIH 1523.33 (O'Dav 1424)

§ 21

» References: Citations: CIH 1479.1 (O’Dav 341), 1528.18 (O’Dav 1530), 950.15

§ 22

» References: Citations: CIH 1498.5 (O'Dav 830); 1512.1 (O'Dav 1148); 1473.26 (O’Dav 192); 1528.21 (O'Dav 1531); 1519.33 (O'Dav 1334); Leabhar Breac, ff 146a28-37.

§ 23

» References: Citations: CIH 1473.28 (O’Dav 193)

§ 24

» References: Citations: CIH 1466.16 (O'Dav 5); 620.32; 1523.32 (O'Dav 1423)

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.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1926–2343; diplomatic edition of legal material from:
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 (continued)
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1387
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1308
  • London, British Library, MS Additional 4783
  • London, British Library, MS Nero A 7
  • Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, MS NKS 261b
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 3
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 11
  • Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C i 2
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318/16
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS E 3. 3
2211.1–2213.29
[ed.] [tr.] Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], “The first third of Bretha Nemed Toísech”, Ériu 40 (1989): 1–40.
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