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How the Irish Saved Civilization (#01 in Hinges Of History Series)

Paperback|Mar 2003
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This is a readable, scholarly and witty study of a period that is central to understanding our heritage. Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.


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This is a readable, scholarly and witty study of a period that is central to understanding our heritage. Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.
-Publisher

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Ireland played the central role in maintaining European culture when the dark ages settled on Europe in the fifth century: as Rome was sacked by Visigoths and its empire collapsed, Ireland became 'the isle of saints and scholars' that enabled the classical and religious heritage to be saved.


In his compelling and entertaining narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Irish monks and scrines copied the mauscripts of both pagan and Christian writers, including Homer and Aristotle, while libraries ont he continent were lost forever. Bringing the past and its characters to life, Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilisation.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 153883
  • Product Code 0340637870
  • EAN 9780340637876
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Date Mar 2003
  • Sales Rank 16534
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.194kg

Thomas Cahill

THOMAS CAHILL is the author of the three previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: "How the Irish Saved Civilization," "The Gifts of the Jews," and "Desire of the Everlasting Hills," They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. Cahill was recently invited to address the U.S. Congress on the Judeo-Christian roots of moral responsibility in American politics. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York and Rome.

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