The Resource 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

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

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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
Title
How the Irish saved civilization
Title remainder
the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cahill
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- 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. 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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahill, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA930.5
LC item number
.C34 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Performance by Donal Donnelly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Ireland
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Monastic libraries
  • Transmission of texts
  • Scriptoria
  • Transmission of texts
  • Ireland
  • Learning and scholarship.
  • Books
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Manuscripts
  • Monastic libraries
  • Scriptoria
  • Transmission of texts
  • Cultuur
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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
Link
https://archive.org/details/howirishsavedciv00cahi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How Real Is History? -- I. The End of the World: How Rome Fell -- And Why -- II. What Was Lost: The Complexities of the Classical Tradition -- III. A Shifting World of Darkness: Unholy Ireland -- IV. Good News from Far Off: The First Missionary -- V.A Solid World of Light: Holy Ireland -- VI. What Was Found: How the Irish Saved Civilization -- VII. The End of the World: Is There Any Hope?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780385418485
Lccn
94028130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30700982
  • (OCoLC)ocm30700982
Label
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
Link
https://archive.org/details/howirishsavedciv00cahi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How Real Is History? -- I. The End of the World: How Rome Fell -- And Why -- II. What Was Lost: The Complexities of the Classical Tradition -- III. A Shifting World of Darkness: Unholy Ireland -- IV. Good News from Far Off: The First Missionary -- V.A Solid World of Light: Holy Ireland -- VI. What Was Found: How the Irish Saved Civilization -- VII. The End of the World: Is There Any Hope?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780385418485
Lccn
94028130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30700982
  • (OCoLC)ocm30700982

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