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How the Irish Saved Civilization By Thomas Cahill

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How the Irish Saved Civilization By Thomas Cahill

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  • How the Irish Saved Civilization
  • Influence St. Patrick had on subsequent history of civilization
  • Ireland's role in maintaining culture while Dark Ages settled on Europe

Product Details

How the Irish Saved Civilization might be the perfect St. Patrick's Day gift as it looks at the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. "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."

Told in an entertaining and compelling narrative, How the Irish Saved Civilization tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. While libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost as the Dark Ages took hold, Irish monks and scribes were copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers both pagan and Christian and in doing so, 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."

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  • How the Irish Saved Civilization
  • Author Thomas Cahill
  • Paperback
  • 256 PGS

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