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In Search of Ancient Ireland
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Written for a general audience, this survey of Irish prehistory is a companion to a three-part PBS series in which the authors tour monasteries, sacred caves, and ring forts accompanied by scholars, poets, storytellers, and archaeologists. McCaffrey (Irish history, culture, and language, Johns Hopkins U.) and Eaton, a television and film producer focus on research that has begun to contradict long-held beliefs and shed light on such intriguing questions as how Ireland developed a Celtic culture and language although there is little archaeological evidence for the presence of Celts in the area. Given the book's television connection, it's surprising that only a few b&w photos support the text.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from Neolithic times to the coming of England. Companion to the PBS documentary series. Marvelous. --Terry Golway, New York Observer
This text traces the history, archaeology and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000BC, when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 AD, when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown.
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