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Fasting For Justice Under the Brehon Law

March 10, 2019

In this video we will discuss the custom of troscud, or fasting, found in the early Irish brehon laws.

 

Troscud was a form of distress that carried strong social pressure, and which had legal support as an act of due process.

 

It was a principle which sought to empower a weaker party in compelling a stronger party to comply with justice.

 

On one hand it provided a mechanism for the parties to deal with the matter privately and protect the nemed's honour; on the other it empowered a weaker party into a much stronger position.

 

 

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