Peritia: journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland 5 (1986): In honour of Professor D. A. Binchy.
Medieval Academy of Ireland
Incl. frontispiece.
Binchy (D. A.) (hon.)
McCone (Kim): Dubthach maccu Lugair and a matter of life and death in the pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas már.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 1–35.
Studies the pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas már, discussing in particular its literary background, its dating, and the relationship between Dubthach’s poem and the narrative framework which surrounds it. Includes an edition of the poem, reconstructed from Harley 432 (= CIH ii 340.28-341.23); with textual notes and English translation.

Breatnach (Liam): The ecclesiastical element in the Old-Irish legal tract Cáin Fhuithirbe.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 36–52.
Discusses the various versions and the state of preservation of this text, analysing various passages with the aim of elucidating its date and style of composition and the ecclesiastical involvement in it.

Charles-Edwards (T. M.): Críth gablach and the law of status.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 53–73.
1. Introduction; 2. The nobility; 3. Incremental and functional status; 4. Non-noble freemen; 5. Land, plough-team and livestock; 6. Conclusion.

Kelly (Fergus): An Old-Irish text on court procedure.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 74–106.
Beg. Cis lir cenela airechta dochusin la Féniu, from TCD MS H 3. 18 (= CIH ii 601.20-602.4); with English translation and notes.

Pryce (Huw): Early Irish canons and medieval Welsh law.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 107–127.
On the influence of the Collectio canonum Hibernensis on the Laws of Hywel Dda.

Ó Cathasaigh (Tomás): The sister’s son in early Irish literature.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 128–160.
On the significance of the maternal kindred in early Irish literature, as exemplified by Christ’s relationship with the Jews, Bres’s with the Túatha Dé Danann and Cú Chulainn’s with Conchobar.

Repr. in Coire sois, pp. 65-94.

Smyth (Marina): The physical world in seventh-century Hiberno-Latin texts.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 201–234.

Ó Cróinín (Dáibhí): New light on Palladius.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 276–283.
Argues that the Easter table attributed to St. Patrick by Cummian in De controversia Paschale is to be identified with Palladius’s Easter table.

Repr. in D. Ó Cróinín, Early Irish history and chronology, pp. 28-34.

Simms (Katharine): Nomadry in medieval Ireland: the origins of the creaght or caoraigheacht.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 379–391.
Term first recorded in 1390 (Annals of Ulster).

Herren (Michael): The sighting of the host in Táin bó Fraích and the Hisperica famina.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 397–399.

Ireland (C. A.): Boisil: an Irishman hidden in the works of Bede.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 400–403.
Argues it is an Irish form on Lat. Basilius.

Nicholls (K. W.): Medieval Leinster dynasties and families: three topographical notes.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 409–415.
1. Okelly: Uí Chellaig Chualann; 2. Uí Maíleruba; 3. Mac Con Lothair.

Candon (Anthony): Belach Conglais and the diocese of Cork.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 416–418.

Baumgarten (Rolf) (comp.): D. A. Binchy: a bibliography.
In Peritia 5 (1986), pp. 468–477.