Fergus Kelly

Early Irish Farming: A study based mainly on the law-texts of the 7th and 8th centuries AD (Early Irish law series)


Very Good, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1997,


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Pictorial boards. The Irish law-texts of the 7th and 8th centuries AD are our principle written source of information on pre-Norman farming in Ireland. This book summarizes the information provided by these texts and compares it with the evidence of other texts – both in Irish and Latin – and with the findings of archaeology. Also included are editions of some important legal passages connected with farming which have not hitherto been translated. This book should appeal to students of early Irish law, as well as geographers, social historians, archaeologists, and those with a general interest in the history Irish farming.

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