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How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization

Thomas Cahill

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The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

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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Author Thomas Cahill
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date 2 Jan 1995
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780340637876

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