Book review: Lawyers, the Law and History. By Felix M. Larkin and N.M. Dawson (eds) [Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2013. 320 pp. Hardback €55.00. ISBN 978-1-84682-244-5.]
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|Title:||Book review: Lawyers, the Law and History. By Felix M. Larkin and N.M. Dawson (eds) [Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2013. 320 pp. Hardback €55.00. ISBN 978-1-84682-244-5.]||Authors:||Mohr, Thomas||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11214||Date:||17-Jul-2014||Online since:||2019-11-20T14:56:14Z||Abstract:||On 30 June 1922 Irish legal history went up in smoke. It was wrenched apart and incinerated in a great explosion of munitions. The destruction of the Irish Public Records Office at Dublin’s Four Courts marked the end of the first act in a tragedy of fratricidal folly known as the Irish civil war (1922-1923). One contemporary eyewitness described the remains of the Public Records Office in the moments after the explosion as a ruin "littered with chunks of masonry and smouldering records". The remains of the collection of legal documents that dated as far back as the thirteenth century were reduced to fragments of paper "gyrating in the upper air like seagulls" (Ernie O’Malley, The Singing Flame, Dublin, 1978, pp. 114-5).||Type of material:||Review||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press||Journal:||Cambridge Law Journal||Volume:||73||Issue:||2||Start page:||437||End page:||440||Copyright (published version):||2014 Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors||Keywords:||Irish legal history; Destruction of records; Slavery in Scotland||DOI:||10.1017/S0008197314000488||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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