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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

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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
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How the Irish saved civilization
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the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe
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Thomas Cahill
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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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digitized
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Cahill, Thomas
Dewey number
941.501
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA930.5
LC item number
.C34 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hinges of History
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Learning and scholarship
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Monastic libraries
  • Transmission of texts
  • Scriptoria
  • HISTORY
  • Books
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Manuscripts
  • Monastic libraries
  • Scriptoria
  • Transmission of texts
  • Cultuur
  • Ireland
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Ireland
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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, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-173)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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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?
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ocn644541864
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unknown
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1st Anchor books trade pbk. ed.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780307755131
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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EB00148525
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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A7218722-0168-4B36-9610-2F7EF6560679
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  • (Sirsi) o644541864
  • (OCoLC)644541864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-173)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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?
Control code
ocn644541864
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Anchor books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307755131
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00148525
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A7218722-0168-4B36-9610-2F7EF6560679
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o644541864
  • (OCoLC)644541864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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