The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales

Sara Elin Roberts

Sara Elin Roberts

Distributed for University of Wales Press

352 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2007
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708321072 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The law manuscripts of medieval Wales not only explain the historically unique Welsh legal system, but they also stand as works of surprising literary merit. The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales is the first full-length study devoted to the exploration of the legal triads—educational and mnemonic sentences for almost every aspect of medieval Welsh law that collect things in groups of three.  A must for any reader interested in the workings of medieval law, this volume offers a fully edited and translated text of the triads, as well as their literary and legal context.
Abbreviations and Conventions
The Triads in X, Cotton Cleopatra Bv
Triads in Other Cyfnerth Manuscripts
The Triads in Q, NLW Wynnstay 36
Appendix 1. Triads in the Additional Collection in K and S
Appendix 2. Triads from the Latin Texts
Appendix 3. Additional Triads from Other Law Manuscripts
List of Triads
Index to the Triads
Index to the Notes
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