Warntjes, Immo





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Warntjes, Immo, “Regnal succession in early medieval Ireland”, Journal of Medieval History 30 (2004): 377–410.

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Article
“Regnal succession in early medieval Ireland”
Periodical
Volume
30
Pages
377–410
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Abstract (cited)
Regnal succession in early medieval Ireland has been the centre of scholarly debate for the past eighty-five years. This paper contributes to the debate with an investigation of the early Irish law texts. It is argued that these law texts, especially the tracts on inheritance, reveal a certain pattern of regnal succession, which can be divided into an early and a later phase. Moreover, they allow us to define necessary criteria for eligibility for Irish kingship. The results of this examination are illustrated in the summary by the historical example of the early Síl nÁedo Sláine.
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early Irish law
Keywords
early Irish law
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen