The refutation of those who ascribe the origin of the feudal law to the ancient law of the Romans
The feudal law set down in writing
The arrival of the feudal law in Britain and the law now used in by the English
The arrival of the feudal law in Scotland and the law now used by the Scots
On the etymology and definition of a feu
On the division of the feus
On the feudal divisions in use in France and England
Who can give a secular feu
On ecclesiastical or clerical feus
Property which can be given in feu
The king's right over feus and regalia.
"Thomas Craig's Jus feudale was the first comprehensive legal treatise be written in Scotland. As its title indicates, its subject is the feudal law. It is a book concerned chiefly with immovable property, with the ownership and possession of land, at a time when land was by far the most important form of property an individual could own and when the greater part of that property was still held under some form of feudal tenure. For very practical economic reasons, the feudal law was of immense and direct importance for land-owners, tenants, and any one whose finances or business were in any way connected to the holding of heritable property. Craig probably began writing the Jus feudale in the late 1590s and possibly revised it in 1606. The text's importance was recognised practically as soon as it was written and it circulated among lawyers in manuscript form until it was published in 1655. This volume is a translation and an edition of the Jus feudale. The English translation is accompanied by a facing Latin text derived from extant manuscripts and the three printed editions. Readers can compare Craig's Latin text with Dodd's English translation or use this new Latin edition to make their own translations."-- Provided by publisher.
Book — x, 174 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
In the summer of 1411, the ageing Donald of Isla, Lord of the Isles, invaded mainland Scotland with a huge, battle-hardened army, only to be fought to a bloody standstill on the plateau of Harlaw, fifteen miles from Aberdeen, a town he had threatened to sack. One of the greatest battles in Scottish history, described by hardened mediaeval chroniclers as 'atrocious', 'Reid Harlaw' left some 3,000 dead and wounded. Dismissed by Scott as a 'Celt v. Saxon' power struggle, it has faded from historical memory, other than in the north-east of Scotland. Written records in Latin, Scots, Gaelic and English are presented in their original form, and with transcriptions and translations. Two major ballads are analysed, one contemporary, and one fabricated over 350 years later - which is still sung. Lowland views dominate, because of the loss and destruction of Highland records, notably those of the Lords of the Isles themselves. The histories themselves fall into two groups - those written at or around the time, and those composed some 300 years later. These later accounts form the basis of most modern descriptions of the battle, but they tend to be romantic and highly imaginative, creating noble order where chaos once existed. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781906566760 20160616
Os mutorum, lux cecorum : office of St Columba (3:06)
Loquebar de testimoniis tuis : mode 5 introit (3:09)
River Erne horn duet : improvisation (4:30)
Adiutor laborantium : alphabetic hymn (3:26)
Sanctorum piissime Columba : office of St Columba (3:19)
Lauda anima mea Dominum : mode 8 alleluia (1:43)
Noli Pater : prayer for protection (4:53)
Carne solutus pater Columba : antiphon with Psalm 100 (4:41)
Amen dico vobis : mode 1 communion (3:23)
Liberasti nos Domine : mode 7 gradual (3:24)
Cantemus in omni die : hymn (with Simon O'Dwyer, bodhrán) (3:38)
Altus prosator : alphabetic hymn (25:05)
Volens Ihesus linire : office of St Columba (3:49)
Laudate Dominum : Psalm 150 (3:30)
The desperate battle of the birds : solo for Lethendy triplepipe / Barnaby Brown (4:30).
This groundbreaking program from Geoffrey Webber's consistently inventive choir seeks to recreate three distinct sound-worlds: seventh Century hymns from Iona, tenth Century chants from Celtic foundations in Switzerland, and fourteenth century Columban antiphons from the Inchcolm Libellus.
New ed. - Edinburgh : John Donald Publishers Ltd., 2009.
Book — viii, 140 p. : facsims. ; 25 cm.
Reading original documents is the only way to achieve a sound basis in historical studies and to acquire a true perspective on cultural evolution. Much modern research has been applied to Scotland's history, but until this volume there has been no comprehensive study of the country's handwriting for nearly 250 years. The main body of this book consists of facsimile texts, each facing a detailed transcript and commentary. The historical background of handwriting usage is surveyed in the introduction, with emphasis on changing fashions. There is also guidance on how to deal with early language and abbreviations. The principal aim is to assist research students, local historians, genealogists and calligraphers in their studies; but this work also recovers a lost chapter in the history of Scottish studies. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781906566111 20160528