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ANCIENT LAWS OF CAMBRIA: CONTAINING THE INSTITUTIONAL TRIADS OF DYVNWAL MOELMUD, THE LAWS OF HOWEL THE GOOD, TRIADICAL COMMENTARIES, CODE OF EDUCATION...

Probert, William


Item #: 626

Pages: iv, 414p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

Inspired by the spirit of Romantic nationalism, Probertpublished this fascinating compilation of ancient Welshtexts to "rouse the dormant spirit" of Cambria so it "mayawake from the slumber of ages, shake off that darkness andfalse taste which Gothic barbarity and tyranny imposed uponher, and re-assume her ancient and splendid greatness"(Dedication). Its contents include the first Englishtranslation of the Laws of Howell the Good, which date tothe ninth century and are considered by Probert to be thegreatest intellectual achievement of medieval Wales. It alsocontains the first valuation of dogs in the British Isles.In addition to translation, Probert offers an intriguingargument that the trial by jury was not invented by Alfredthe great, but adopted from Dynvwal's Triads. Reprinted byLawbook Exchange,Ltd. Distributed by William S.Hein& Co.,Inc

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