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October 21, 2019
9780813232218
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550
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$45.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

The Hibernensis, Book 2

Translation, Commentary, and Indexes

Edited by Roy Flechner

Reviews

"This much anticipated critical edition, translation, and study by Roy Flechner is an outstanding piece of scholarship on a collection whose complicated textual tradition, notably its two distinct versions, A and B, has obscured a full understanding of the collection's compilation and historical context. Combining for the first time an edition of both versions, Flechner untangles the collection's complicated textual history and offers a critical edition which makes an outstanding contribution to the field and to future researchers for understanding the Hibernensis and its intellectual world as well as the transmission and reception of that learning across Western Europe."—Kathleen G. Cushing, President, International Society of Medieval Canon Law

"These volumes make a massive contribution to understanding of both early Irish society and canon law. They provide a critical edition—also the first edition of one key recension—and the first translation of a central source. A lost world becomes accessible even to undergraduates by this ground-breaking work of scholarship."—David D'Avray, University College London

"Constitutes a very significant contribution to the field of medieval canon law and to early Irish ecclesiastical and legal history. Roy Flechner has taken on the colossal task of editing and translating the most substantial collection of canon law of the early medieval period. The Hibernensis presents textual difficulties not just because of its size but because of its complex development into two main recensions; Flechner is sensitive to the editorial and historical challenges involved and gives the reader an edition that takes into account the reality of this canonical collection as a living text with a wide historical impact and varied reception. Thanks to Flechner, scholars now have far easier access to this unique and invaluable witness to early Irish ecclesiastical history, book culture, legal norms, and political ideology. His translation opens up a world usually reserved for the specialized scholar to a much broader audience. Scholars, teachers, and students should be grateful."—Atria Larson, Saint Louis University

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