Bibliography

Neil
McLeod
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30 publications between 1982 and 2015 indexed
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2015

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McLeod, Neil, “Irish law and the wars of the Túatha Dé Danann”, in: Breatnach, Liam, Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Damian McManus, and Katharine Simms (eds), Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Maynooth University, 1–5 August 2011, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015. 75–94.

2014

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McLeod, Neil, “Cid ara n-eperr Críth gablach?”, The Australian Celtic Journal 12 (2014): 41–50.

2013

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McLeod, Neil, “The distribution of body-fine: AD 650–1150”, in: Ahlqvist, Anders, and Pamela O'Neill (eds), Medieval Irish law: text and context, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 12, Sydney: Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney, 2013. 65–109.
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McLeod, Neil, “The lord of slaughter”, in: O'Neill, Pamela [ed.], The land beneath the sea: essays in honour of Anders Ahlqvist’s contribution to Celtic studies in Australia, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 14, Sydney: Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney, 2013. 101–114.
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McLeod, Neil, “Ón and airliciud: loans in medieval Irish law”, in: Ahlqvist, Anders, and Pamela O'Neill (eds), Celts and their cultures at home and abroad: a Festschrift for Malcolm Broun, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 15, Sydney: Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney, 2013. 169–196.

2011

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McLeod, Neil, “De rechtskundige betekenis van het getal zeven”, tr. Iris van 't Veer, Kelten: Mededelingen van de Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies 50 — thema ‘Getallen’ (May, 2011): 9–11.
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McLeod, Neil, “Fergus mac Léti and the law”, Ériu 61 (2011): 1–28.  
Two versions of the saga of Fergus mac Léti are found in legal material associated with the Senchas Már; one in the original text, and one in the eighth-century commentary. The commentary version and §2 of the older version have both been edited by D. A. Binchy. It is argued here that §1 of the older version and §2 of the commentary version are both in verse. The older version is then analysed in terms of the law of distraint. It is concluded that the saga was written as a legal teaching tale, with its plot-twists deliberately designed to highlight aspects of the law. An appendix argues for the inclusion of an additional section, omitted by Binchy, in the commentary version of the saga.
Two versions of the saga of Fergus mac Léti are found in legal material associated with the Senchas Már; one in the original text, and one in the eighth-century commentary. The commentary version and §2 of the older version have both been edited by D. A. Binchy. It is argued here that §1 of the older version and §2 of the commentary version are both in verse. The older version is then analysed in terms of the law of distraint. It is concluded that the saga was written as a legal teaching tale, with its plot-twists deliberately designed to highlight aspects of the law. An appendix argues for the inclusion of an additional section, omitted by Binchy, in the commentary version of the saga.

2009

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McLeod, Neil, “Crólige mbáis”, Ériu 59 (2009): 25–36.

2005

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McLeod, Neil, “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici [Review of: Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005]”, Peritia 19 (2005): 136–163.
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McLeod, Neil, “Grades of Gaelic society”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 438–441.
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McLeod, Neil, “Brehon law”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 42–45.

2003

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McLeod, Neil, “Brehon law”, in: Lalor, Brian [ed.], The encyclopaedia of Ireland, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2003. 121–122.
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McLeod, Neil, “The blood-feud in medieval Ireland”, in: O'Neill, Pamela [ed.], Between intrusions: Britain and Ireland between the Romans and the Normans. Papers from the 2003 Melbourne Conference, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 7, Sydney, 2003. 114–133.
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McLeod, Neil, “The metalworking tradition in medieval Irish law”, in: O'Neill, Pamela [ed.], Between intrusions: Britain and Ireland between the Romans and the Normans. Papers from the 2003 Melbourne Conference, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 7, Sydney, 2003. 103–113.

2002

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McLeod, Neil, “Di ércib fola”, Ériu 52 (2002): 123–216.  
abstract:
The Old Irish legal texts and the Middle Irish commentaries award a range of different body-fines for mild injuries. These differences are the result of a recoverable process of historical development. We can sort the various texts and commentaries chronologically. The earliest recorded stage appears to include a three-sét fine for an injury that caused bruising or swelling or loss of skin (but not all three). This fine is found in the text edited here under the title Di Ércib Fola. An edition is also offered of the commentaries to that text. The best witness for these commentaries is a composite text, which consciously combines two distinct commentary traditions. These commentaries discuss the size of the body-fines for various injuries, the honour-price fractions paid along with those fines, the defining characteristics of the injuries, payments for medical expenses, and court procedure in cases of assault.
abstract:
The Old Irish legal texts and the Middle Irish commentaries award a range of different body-fines for mild injuries. These differences are the result of a recoverable process of historical development. We can sort the various texts and commentaries chronologically. The earliest recorded stage appears to include a three-sét fine for an injury that caused bruising or swelling or loss of skin (but not all three). This fine is found in the text edited here under the title Di Ércib Fola. An edition is also offered of the commentaries to that text. The best witness for these commentaries is a composite text, which consciously combines two distinct commentary traditions. These commentaries discuss the size of the body-fines for various injuries, the honour-price fractions paid along with those fines, the defining characteristics of the injuries, payments for medical expenses, and court procedure in cases of assault.
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McLeod, Neil, “Compensation for fingers and teeth in early Irish law”, Peritia 16 (2002): 344–359.

2000

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McLeod, Neil, “900 years of mayhem: the Irish legal materials”, in: O'Neill, Pamela, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Literature and politics in the Celtic world: papers from the Third Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 4, Sydney: University of Sydney Celtic Studies Foundation, 2000. 182–206.
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McLeod, Neil, “The not-so-exotic law of Dian Cécht”, in: Evans, Geraint, Bernard Martin, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Origins and revivals: proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 3, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 2000. 381–393.
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McLeod, Neil, “Kinship”, Ériu 51 (2000): 1–22.

1999

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McLeod, Neil, Bloodshed and compensation in ancient Ireland, Perth: Centre for Irish Studies, Murdoch University, 1999.

1998

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McLeod, Neil, “Assault and attempted murder in brehon law”, The Irish Jurist 33 (1998): 351–391.

1997

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McLeod, Neil, “The ól: standard drinks in medieval Irish law”, Australian Celtic Journal 5 (1996–1997): 5–8.

1996

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McLeod, Neil, “Property and honour-price in the Brehon law glosses and commentaries”, The Irish Jurist 31 (1996): 280–295.

1995

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McLeod, Neil, “Irish law: significant numbers and the law of status”, Peritia 9 (1995): 156–166.

1992

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McLeod, Neil, Early Irish contract law, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 1, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 1992.

1987

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McLeod, Neil, “Interpreting early Irish law: status and currency (part 2)”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 42 (1987): 41–115.

1986

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McLeod, Neil, “Interpreting early Irish law: status and currency (part 1)”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 41 (1986): 46–65.

1982

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McLeod, Neil, “The concept of law in ancient Irish jurisprudence”, The Irish Jurist 17 (1982): 356–367.
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McLeod, Neil, “The two fer midboth and their evidence in court”, Ériu 33 (1982): 59–63.
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McLeod, Neil, “Parallel and paradox: compensation in the legal systems of Celtic Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England”, Studia Celtica 16–17 (1981–1982): 25–72.

As honouree

Ahlqvist, Anders, and Pamela O'Neill (eds), Fír fesso: a festschrift for Neil McLeod, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 17, Sydney: University of Sydney, 2018.

External links

Professor Dr. Neil McLeod (Profile), Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.