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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 by  Thomas Cahill - Paperback - 1996 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

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

by Cahill, Thomas

Condition: Very Good


Anchor Books. Very Good. 1996. Softcover. There is no sign that the book was read. The first page was clipped to remove a previous owner's name, no other damage and that is the only sign that the book was ever read. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages; The author's graceful mastery of both prose and history combine to express both the voice and content of Irish culture. Cahill traces Ireland's pivotal role in the preservation and transmission of the intellectual legacy of the West, from the fall of Rome under the barbarian invasions that brought the Dark Ages to the rise of Medieval Europe which heralded its re-ascendance. In constructing the narrative that explains how Ireland became "the isle of saints and scholars", the author manages to capture the majestic scope of his subject in the plaintive and yet rollicking rhythms which evoke both the liveliness of Irish culture and its contribution to the era which was to give rise to the Renaissance. Eight pages of B&W photos. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .




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