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During the Dark Ages, learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of Western civilization would ...Show synopsisDuring the Dark Ages, learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of Western civilization would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of the unconquered Ireland. This delightful and illuminating book takes readers to the "island of saints and scholars" and shows how the Irish put their unique stamp on Western culture. 30 illustrations.Hide synopsis
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe – Audiobook cassette
by Thomas Cahill, Donal Donnelly (Performed by)
Random House Audio Publishing Group
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I have read several of Thomas Cahill's "hinges of history" series and found this to be perhaps the best. Cahill's love of the Irish people and character is evident. This book is a joy filled romp from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rocky coast of Ireland, studded with small monastic communities ...
This book is so difficult to lay down! I started it early on Saint Pat's Day. Nearly couldn't put it down for the party that night! I learned a lot about my heritage, and was reminded of other things I had forgotten. The Irish has such rich stories!
As someone famous used to say "and that is the rest of the story"! Well, this book is certainly all you wondered about in ancient Irish History but were too shy to ask! I found it informative, entertaining, and in some ways shocking! (Think "why don't you ever hear about these things?) I recommend ...
One of the best of Thomas Cahill's Hinges of History series, I actually just bought this book for a friend. Detailing the role of the Irish monks in preserving the works of the ancient world, it is a well researched, thoroughly readable book. I highly recommend it and all the others in the series. Can ...
As the descendent of an Irish lad born and immediately orphaned in the workhouse of Macroom, I may be hopelessly biased in my adulation of this book. "How the Irish Saved Civilization," is brilliant historical synthesis, wholly accessible to any armchair student of history. More than a read, it is a ...
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