Atlantean Irish: Ireland's Oriental and Maritime Heritage by Bob Quinn PDF

By Bob Quinn

ISBN-10: 1843510243

ISBN-13: 9781843510246

Irish id is better understood from a maritime point of view. For 8 millennia the island has been a haven for explorers, settlers, colonists, navigators, pirates and investors, soaking up items and peoples from all issues of the compass. The relief of the islanders to the specific classification 'Celtic' has endured for 3 hundred years, and is right here rejected as impossibly slender. No classical writer ever defined Ireland's population as 'Celts', and neither did the Irish so describe themselves until eventually fresh occasions. The islanders' sea-girt tradition has been crucially formed by means of heart jap in addition to via ecu civilizations, through an Islamic historical past in addition to a Christian one. The Irish language itself has old roots prolonged over millions of years' buying and selling up and down the Atlantic seaways.

Over the earlier 20 years Bob Quinn has traced archaeological, linguistic, spiritual and fiscal connections from Egypt to Arann, from Morocco to Newgrange, from Cairo and Compostela to Carraroe. Taking Conamara sean-nos making a song and its Arabic equivalents, and a North African linguistic stratum lower than the Irish tongue, Quinn marshalls facts from box archaeology, boat-types, manuscript illuminations, weaving styles, mythology, literature, artwork and artefacts to help a difficult thesis that cites, between different contemporary experiences of the Irish genome, new mitochondrial DNA research within the Atlantic region from north Iberia to west Scandinavia.

The Atlantean Irish is a sumptuously illustrated, fascinating, intervention in Irish cultural historical past. Forcefully debated, and totally persuasive, it opens up a earlier past Europe, linking Orient to Occident. What started as a private quest-narrative turns into a category-dissolving highbrow event of common importance. it's a publication whose time has arrived.

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