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The Atlantean Irish: Ireland's Oriental & Maritime Herritage

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The Irish are an amalgam of peoples, their culture and language shaped as much by Middle Eastern civilizations as by European ones. Bob Quinn traces these archaelogical, linguistic, religious and economic connections.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Lilliput Press
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Old-Barbarossa
Nov 18, 2016 Old-Barbarossa rated it liked it
Interesting but flawed.
While I am pretty convinced by the main thrust of the argument he states some facts that are just plain wrong...and not just because of new research. (Eg: p51 he mentions Julian The Apostate as being the emperor that "proscribed the teaching of pagan Greek writers"...er, no...he proscribed the whole xtain thing and tried to push things back to paganism. So exactly the opposite. p181 he says Nuada has a golden arm...it was silver in any source I'm aware of.)
He also quotes R
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Peter O'connor
Jan 28, 2013 Peter O'connor rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book - well written in an easy-going flowing style. Some of our guests have read (devoured) it in one session - I like to dip in and out.
Shows clearly what all Irish historians and archaeologists know (but keep stum about) Irish are no more 'Celts' than we are Japanese.
Our culture, our language, our art, and music comes from the Southern Medi terranean areas and possibly more East even. The nonsense of Celts invading Ireland from the East and leaving no trace behind is finally shown t
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