Brehon Laws : The Ancient Wisdom of Ireland

by Jo Kerrigan


10 in stock


Genre:Irish History / Irish Interest



A fascinating look at the lifestyle and values of ancient IrelandThousands of years ago, Celtic Ireland was a land of tribes and warriors; but a widely accepted, sophisticated and surprisingly enlightened legal system kept society running smoothly.The brehons were the keepers of these laws, which dealt with every aspect of life: land disputes; recompense for theft or violence; marriage and divorce processes; the care of trees and animals.Transmitted orally from ancient times, the laws were transcribed by monks around the fifth century, and what survived was translated by nineteenth-century scholars.Jo Kerrigan has immersed herself in these texts, revealing fascinating details that are inspiring for our world today.With atmospheric photographs by Richard Mills, an accessible introduction to a hidden gem of Irish heritage

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm