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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by  Thomas Cahill - Paperback - Reprint - 1995 - from Great Southern Books and Biblio.co.uk

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

by Cahill, Thomas

Condition: Good Condition


Sceptre, London, 1995. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 246 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges slightly foxed. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Ireland; ISBN: 0340637870. ISBN/EAN: 9780340637876. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5142. . 9780340637876

How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill. Cahill argues a case for the Irish people's critical role in preserving Western Civilization from utter destruction by the Germanic tribes. The book retells the story from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the pivotal role played by members of the clergy at the time.




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