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How the Irish Saved Civilization

By Cahill, Thomas




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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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

New York: Nan A. Talese. Doubleday , 1995. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/as new. From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Charlemagne-- the " Dark Ages " when learning and scholsrship disappeared from the European continent - utterly lost forever if it were not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland, also shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on western culture ... With profound quote from Reinhold Neibuhr about the importance of hope, faith, and love.... With Introduction : How Real Is History ? ..... Seven Chapters ( 1 ) How Rome Fell - and Why..... ( 2 ) The Complexities of the Classical tradition..... ( 3 ) Unholy Ireland....( 4 ) The First Missionary... ( 5 ) Holy ireland.... ( 6 ) How the Irish Saved Civilization ...( 7 ) Is There Any Hope ?. Pronunciation Guide To With Key Irish Words. ...... Bibliographical Sources, Chronology. Index. . With maps, decorations, and glossy, captioned plates. Authored by distinguished literary and biblical scholar, Thomas Cahill , author also of : "A Literary Guide to Ireland ( with Susan Cahill ) " ... Looking For Books : How to Find Hard To Find Books " ... Big City Stories by Modern American Writers ( with Susan Cahill ) " ... " Jesus' Little Instruction Book " With small scrape on 2 nd & 3 rd pages. Colorful end pages. ( 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 ) 246 pages. sku 7482

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Cahill, Thomas

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Thomas Cahill

New York: Anchor Book. Doubleday, Publisher, 1995. Wraps. Good. " The splendid results of St. Patrick' s Mission in Ireland - among them the preservation and transmission of classical literature and the evangelization of Europe - Thomas Cahill isn't exaggerating - He's rejoicing " - The New Yorker....." Full of Irish character and it's continuity through the ages " - Kirkus Reviews.... With substantive Reinhold Niebuhr Quote....Introduction : How Real is History?..... With 7 Chapters: ( 1 ) How Rome Fell - And Why...... ( 2 ) What Was Lost : ( The Complexities of the Classical Tradition ) ....( 3 ) A Shifting World Of Darkness ( Unholy Ireland ).... ( 4 ) Good News From Far Off : The First Missionary , and 3 other Chapters. Pronunciation Guide to Key Irish Words. Biiographical Sources. Chronology. Index, With glossy Overleaf: The beginning of the Christmas story in Matthew's Gospel, as contained in The Lindisfarne Gospels ... Right : Decoraive Page from : Book of Kells .... With section of B&W gloosy plates of Celtic Gods, A Sanctuary, The Dying Gaul, Ardagh Chalice, etc.... Pictorial on front cover of softcover book ( 5 1/4 X 8 ) 246 pages. sku 9692

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Thomas Cahill

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Thomas Cahill

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Cahill, Thomas

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CAHILL THOMAS

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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

CAHILL, Thomas

Nan A. Talese. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket.

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Nan A. Talese, 1995-02-15. Paperback. Like New. Stated First edition, first printing, full number line. Appears unread, minor shelf and/or handling wear.. Unconditional money back guarantee.

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Thomas Cahill

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Anchor, 1996-02-01. Paperback. Very Good. Very good condition. Interior is tight and bright. Binding is solid and strong. Paperback cover is clean. Moderate scuffing, corner bumps and/or creases on the paperback covers due to shelf and reader wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.

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Anchor, 1996-02-01. Paperback. Very Good. Very good condition. Interior is tight and bright. Binding is solid and strong. Paperback cover is clean. Moderate scuffing, corner bumps and/or creases on the paperback covers due to shelf and reader wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.

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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

Thomas Cahill

Nan A. Talese, 1995. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Stated First Edition, First Printing with full number line to 1-" Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.

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Cahill, Thomas

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HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION

CAHILL, THOMAS

USA : DOUBLEDAY, 1995. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER. NEAR FINE/FINE. USA : DOUBLEDAY, 1995. 1ST EDITION. NEAR FINE/FINE. New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine 1st Edition, later print, gift inscription opposite title page, not remaindered or book club or library, mylar cover, unclipped jacket, appears unread.

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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

CAHILL, Thomas

New York: Doubleday, 1995. Softcover. Fine. Advance Reading Copy. Fine in printed wrappers.

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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

Cahill, Thomas

Nan A. Talese. PAPERBACK. 0385418485 Hardcover. First Edition - First Printing. Full Number Line. Near fine / near fine dust jacket. Free of any markings and no writing. For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. . Fine.

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Cahill, Thomas

G K Hall & Co. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Cahill, Thomas

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Cahill, Thomas

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THOMAS CAHILL

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THOMAS CAHILL

Anchor, March 1996. Paper Back. New.

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Thomas Cahill

New York,: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1995. Paperback. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo. pp. x 2 246.""Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan…

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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.

Cahill, Thomas.

New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 1995. 246 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the 'dark ages' - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known 'hinge' of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the 'island of saints and scholars', the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the west's written treasury. With the return of stability in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning. Thus the Irish not only were conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on western culture. (T)his pivotal era is brought back to life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour at top/bottom edges of spine/hinge cloth. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, three soft vertical creases - one on each panel and on each flap. . 7th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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How the Irish Saved Civilization

Thomas Cahill

New York: Doubleday, 1995 Very minor edge wear on the spine.Book is unread.On cover states"Bound Galley Not for Sale".. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

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Cahill, Thomas

Anchor, 1996-02-01. Paperback. New. Brand New Paperback! Pristine unmarked pages, may have very slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, it is a great buy straight from book warehouse unread, exact artwork as listed. We ship very quickly and try our best all the time. Thank you.

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Thomas Cahill

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