Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6107
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Corthals , Johan.
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  • Title: Affiliation of Children: "Immathchor nAilella Ocus Airt"
  • Source: Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland 9, ( 1995): Pages 92 - 124.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Children Editing Texts Fathers Immathchor NAilella Ocus Airt, Old Irish Legal Text Ireland Irish Literature Law Literature- VerseMarriage Mothers Rhetoric
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; The text is known in three manuscripts:1) Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 512, ff 51vb-52ra. Written around the middle of the fifteenth century.2) London, British Library, Harleian 5280, f. 74v. Written in the first half of the sixteenth century by
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  • Abstract: This is an edition and translation of an Old-Irish legal text, dating probably from c.700, and describing a lawsuit on the assignment of twins, after their mother Sadb had been repudiated by their father Ailill Aulomm. A decision is reached on the basis of principles governing marriage and an ordeal is avoided. The legal proceedings are represented as being conducted in a highly artistic style, commonly called "rosc" or "retoiric" in Irish studies, and deriving from late antique and medieval rhetoric. [Reproduced by permission of Brepols Publishers.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03321592
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