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Cormac Mac Airt King of Ireland active 227-260

Works: 18 works in 60 publications in 4 languages and 1,426 library holdings
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The counsels of Cormac : an ancient Irish guide to leadership( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celtic lore is replete with legends recounting the contact and cooperation between the ancient Irish peoples and the other great cultures of antiquity (including the Minoan, Egyptian, Greek, and Hebrew) and their influence on Celtic ideas and values. Knowledge was highly prized by the Celts, and their pursuit of learning encompassed everything from seeking an understanding of the ordinary to contemplating the inexplicable. The emphasis on education extended to the selection of leaders: elected by the freeholders of each territory, kings were expected to be well schooled in all branches of knowledge. Traditionally, manuals of instructions were written to ensure the cultivation of people capable of leadership. The Counsels of Cormac, attributed to King Cormac MacAirt, who ruled in the third century C.E., is one of the best-known classics of this tradition." "Cormac, portrayed by Irish poets and historians as one of the greatest of the Irish high kings, is particularly famed for his achievements in culture and for the personal qualities he brought to governing. In the words of a later historian he was "wise, learned, valiant and mild, not given causelessly to be bloody as many of his ancestors were; he reigned majestically and magnificently."" "Thomas Cleary's highly readable contemporary English translation of The Counsels of Cormac brings the legendary king's sage advice to present-day readers. From a to-the-point chapter outlining the "traditional prescription for a chieftain" to a charming discourse on "what is fitting for a chieftain and an alehouse" (a Celtic version of how to create a productive and pleasurable workplace), The Counsels of Cormac is perfect for those seeking to enhance their own leadership abilities, learn from the wisdom of the past, and connect with the roots of Celtic civilization."--Jacket
The instructions of King Cormac Mac Airt by Kuno Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1909 in English and Irish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaelic law, the Berla laws by M. J Macauliffe( Book )

8 editions published between 1923 and 1984 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Finn Mac Cumhal and other tales of ancient Ireland by T. W Rolleston( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaelic law : the Berla laws, or, The ancient Irish common law( )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of Aicill, etc by Ireland) Trinity College (Dublin( )

in Celtic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fragments of the Brehon Laws, with gloss and comments:
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The counsels of Cormac : an ancient Irish guide to leadership
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Cormac Mac Airt, King of Ireland, fl. 227-260

Mac Airt, Cormac

Mac Airt, Cormac, King of Ireland, active 227-260

Mac Airt, Cormac, King of Ireland, fl. 227-260

English (51)

Irish (2)

Celtic (1)

French (1)

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