Texts

Tract on the áes fíachach

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts
Short Old Irish legal tract offering a graded discussion of penalities for people who are in some way accountable for a crime, from its perpetrators to its accessories.
Title
Tract on the áes fíachach
This is the title of Smith's edition, following the title heading in TCD 1336, meaning a tract on those liable to penalties.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Old Irish

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.] Smith, R. M., “A tract on the áes fíachach”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus IV, London, 1934. 13–16.
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Critical edition
[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
2031.31–2032.34 Diplomatic edition from TCD 1336 (A)
[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)
1055.1ff Diplomatic edition from B
[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.
572.20–24 Diplomatic edition from TCD 1337 section 2 (M)
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Allerlei Rechtssprüche”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 361–365.
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Reading from TCD 1337 section 2 (M).
Translation wanted.
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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