Texts

Córus íubaile‘The regulation of limitation periods’

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Early Irish law texts
An early Irish tract on legal procedure, such as conditions for the termination of a contract.
Title
Córus íubaile
‘The regulation of limitation periods’
This title occurs in the opening words. The commentary to text D also uses the name leabar íubaili.(1)n. 1 Liam Breatnach, Companion to CIH (2005): 240
Manuscripts

There is no complete copy of the text, but Breatnach distinguishes between four sets of extracts as well as a possible fifth one (with later commentaries and glosses).

Language
  • Old Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Early Irish law texts

Keywords

contract law
poetic grades

Sources

Notes

Liam Breatnach, Companion to CIH (2005): 240

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
2186.37–2191.21 Extract A (TCD 1387)
[ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 745–1138; diplomatic edition of legal material from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 (continued, pp. 745–1109); Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1317 (pp. 1111–1138)
1082.1–1087.17 Extract B (TCD 1337)
[ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 745–1138; diplomatic edition of legal material from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 (continued, pp. 745–1109); Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1317 (pp. 1111–1138)
832.17–836.15 Extract C (TCD 1337)
[ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 339–744; diplomatic edition of legal material from: London, British Library, MS Harleian 432; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337.
680.19–681.40 Extract D (TCD 1337)
[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).
153.13–155.5 Rawlinson B 506 text. See notes above
[ed.] [tr.] Fletcher, Alan J., Drama and the performing arts in pre-Cromwellian Ireland: a repertory of sources and documents from the earliest times until c. 1642, Cambridge: Brewer, 2001.
144; 492 The part of B which relates to lower grades of poets (taman, drisiuc, oblaire and teiscin) is edited and translated here.
Translation wanted.

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).
239–241 [id. 5.33. ‘Córus Íubaile’]
McLeod, Neil, Early Irish contract law, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 1, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 1992.
47–48; 244–246
Kelly, Fergus, A guide to early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1988.
277
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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