In search of ancient Ireland: the origins of the Irish, from neolithic times to the coming of the English

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New Amsterdam Books, Nov 25, 2002 - History - 286 pages
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This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. The authors visit and describe places, talking to historians, scholars, poets, and storytellers in the very settings where history happened. This is the official companion to the three-part PBS documentary series. Illustrations. 1 map.

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Review: In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English

User Review  - Pixie - Goodreads

It was a very good... overview and primer. Perfect starting point for someone who doesn't want to get too academic but wants a through introduction to Irish Pre-history and early Christian history in Western Europe, or early Irish Pagan beliefs and practices. Read full review

Review: In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English

User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

The first half was really engaging, focused on the people and their traditions and their lives. The second half focused on kings and their battles for control. The first half was more of what I was looking for. Read full review

Contents

The First Irish
3
The Age of Bronze
25
Ireland and the Celtic Culture
51
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About the author (2002)

Carmel McCaffrey lectures on Irish history, literature, culture, and language at Johns Hopkins University.

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