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The Small Primer and the legal triads. The judges and their sources in medieval Ireland1

Abstract : Lawyers of the Early Middle Ages produced a large body of texts, mostly directed at law students or learning practitioners. Those texts, containing rules seemingly applicable to the whole island, are the witness of a certain judicial unity and give a priori the impression of a relative homogeneity. But this unity may sometime only be an appearance, and may hide variations linked to the age of the texts, their geographical origin, or their authors' train of thought. Indeed, lawyers do not always use the same terminology to express their own way to think of the law. Nonetheless they belong to the same judicial culture, which leads them to arrange their sources of law in triads, using different words in the various tracts to express the same rules.
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Christophe Archan. The Small Primer and the legal triads. The judges and their sources in medieval Ireland1. Historia et Ius, Historia et Ius, 2016. ⟨hal-01522481⟩

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