Subtitle Aidbred, Heptad 64, and Muirbretha
Publisher Brill
EAN/ISBN  9789004512849  
Release Date July 14, 2022
Charlene Eska


Charlene M. Eska presents in this book a critical edition and translation of a newly discovered early Irish legal text on lost and stolen property, "Aidbred." Although the Old Irish text itself is fragmentary, the copious accompanying commentaries provide a wealth of legal, historical, and linguistic information, thus presenting us with a complete picture of the legal procedures involved in reclaiming missing property.


This book also includes editions of two other texts concerning property found on land, "Heptad 64," and at sea, "Muirbretha." The three texts edited together provide a complete picture of this aspect of the early Irish legal system.