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

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

summary Ñ How the Irish Saved Civilization The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe Å Every year millions of Americans celebrate St Patrick's Day but they may not be aware of how great an infEvery 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 subseuent 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 barbariansIn this entertaining and compelling narrative Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evol. This is the kind of book where the title really seems to over commit to an idea a

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Culture were replanted on the European continent it was from Ireland that they were germinatedIn 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 civilizationPaperback New Arrives sealed ready to gift or add to home library Fulfilled by Prime Shipping eligibl. I'm Irish Don't let my last name Zimmerman fool you I'm the proud son of a guy wh

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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 EuropeVed 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 uniuely Irish world view to the taskAs Cahill delightfully illustrates so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland When the seeds of. I do get why this book on How the Irish Saved Civilization was a bestseller Not o