The Origins of the Irish

The Origins of the Irish

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By (author) J.P. Mallory

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 38mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500051755
  • ISBN 13: 9780500051757
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 61,976

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Written as an engrossing detective story by the leading authority, this is the first major attempt in nearly eighty years to deal with the core issues and multiple influences in the creation of the Irish people. Essential reading, with over 120 informative line drawings and maps, for anyone interested in Ireland and the Irish, this book brings together the evidence of archaeology, culture, tradition, genetics and linguistics to shed welcome new light on the age-old riddle of Irish origins.

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This major achievement is the best, most gracefully written new study of earliest Ireland. . . . Mallory bravely ponders: how much of Irish culture was a local invention and how much was influenced by neighbors, especially Britain. . . . Essential. "