[LMB] Salic law vs agnatic succession on Barrayar

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Mon Sep 20 10:48:38 BST 2021



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On Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 6:34 AM, Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:


> I disagree; Aral mentioned Salic descent in chapter 15 of Shards of Honor, but Ezar didn’t appear to be impressed with his argument. As for the Counts, their inheritance appears to more like the Irish practice of Tanistry (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry) then anything else.

It is my understanding that tanistry implies a consensus where you elect a leader and a heir, while on Bar it is stricktly hereditary.
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