Tanistry


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Tanistry

 

an ancient custom in Ireland, dating from tribal times, which regulated the succession to power of clan chieftains and kings. Under tanistry, the successor, or tanist, to the king or chieftain was chosen while the ruler was still alive; he was elected from among the representatives of the elite family having the right to claim succession. Originally, all freemen had the right to participate in the selection of the tanist. With the development of feudalization, only the clan elite enjoyed the privilege. The custom of tanistry continued until the early 17th century.

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Poco despues nego la importancia de la parentela y lo dejo bien evidente cuando acabo violentamente con la suya, con lo que evito cualquier problema sucesorio futuro derivado de las leyes del tanistry.
Retornando el momento en que Justiniano decidio intervenir en el Mediterraneo occidental, hay que recordar que fue en el ano 533 cuando inicio la renovatio imperii comenzando por el regnum de los vandalos; y que aprovecho para intervenir el hecho de que Gelimer hubiera roto las leyes del tanistry y sustituido violentamente a su primo Hilderico (16).
Pero como este matrimonio no resolvia las leyes del tanistry, Justiniano debio entender que la situacion era propicia para recuperar el control absoluto sobre Italia y comenzo la primera guerra gotica (20).
While he was quite happy to accept that Ireland was a conquered realm and the Irish a conquered people, consistent with the historical foundations of the "Common Law Mind," Davies argued both in the Discovery and in the Case of Tanistry for the historical continuity of the common law in England from pre-Norman times.
51) Another target of Davies was, of course, Tanistry, the native Irish system of landholding under which the "most worthy" of the clan inherited rather than the first-born male heir.
Spenser describes tanistry as `where they doe nominate and electe for the most parse not the eldest sonn nor anye of the children of theire Lord deceased, but the next to him of bloude, that is the eldest and worthiest' (10).
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In the Case of Tanistry, the Irish Brehon custom of tanistry was not recognised because it was based in violence and its scope was uncertain.
Brennan J refers to the Case of Tanistry and Witrong and Blany (1674) 3 Keb 401 ; 84 ER 789 in Mabo (1992) 175 CLR 1, 49.
Part III considers in some detail the Case of Tanistry.
What follows is a short, and very selective, history of the legal and social background necessary to understand the Case of Tanistry.