Books : reviews

J. P. Mallory.
In Search of the Indo-Europeans: language, archaeology and myth.
Thames and Hudson. 1989

J. P. Mallory.
The Origins of the Irish.
Thames & Hudson. 2013

Written as an engrossing detective story by the leading authority on the subject, this is the first major account in nearly a century of the core issues and multiple influences in the creation of the Irish people. Essential reading for anyone interested in Ireland and the Irish, it brings together the evidence of archaeology, culture, tradition, genetics and linguistics to shed welcome new light on the age-old riddle of Irish origins.