Aryan Origin of the Gaelic Race and Language by Ulick Joseph Bourke

By Ulick Joseph Bourke

The around Towers, the Brehon legislations, fact of the Pentateuch. The writer's target has been to track the Gaels to the unique habitat in their race and language. those jottings alongside the flow of time as much as the top and earliest resource are diverse; yet all of them are inclined to element to the foundation of the Gaelic race and language. the various traces of facts, tending all to 1 aspect, found in their gathered strength a so much convincing argument that the Gaels have been the 1st who got here westward shape the traditional Aryan zone in Asia. as a result age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages can be spotty, pale or tricky to learn.

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