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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic… (1995)

di Thomas Cahill

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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.… (altro)
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Exceptionally well researched and written, Thomas Cahill brings alive a culture lost before the dark ages. This book will be of great in to those who fancy they know all about the Holy Roman Empire. ( )
  Windyone1 | May 10, 2022 |
I'll have to agree with some of the reviews, this book meandered through the Roman civilization too long and was not as informative as I had hoped. It is an interesting hypothesis, and it was certainly a laudable amount of work to have "saved" our literature, but the book was not as interesting as I had hoped. ( )
  Wren73 | Mar 4, 2022 |
I'm glad I had a chance to read this, and it's an interesting angle of history, but it also was a bit slow to work through and I won't come back to it again and again. ( )
  JorgeousJotts | Dec 3, 2021 |
Excellent book on medieval history and particularly on Irish history. Starting at the ending days of the Roman Empire and ending at the fall of Ireland as leader in Europe, How the Irish Saved Civilization steps you through the important influencers in Irish history that kept the written world from the Greek and Roman civilizations alive after Rome fell. Those influencers were particularly the hermits and monks who fell in love with the written word, and became copyists in their isolation, and who eventually brought a new brand of Christianity and the classics back to the mainland. Highly recommended. ( )
  phoenixcomet | Oct 27, 2021 |
Rather than a heroic role in saving civilization, I felt that Cahill made a case that the Irish of the middle ages played a somewhat accidental roll in "saving" civilization. Nonetheless, there was a lot of information which was new to me, especially regarding Irish history. But the book also went into other periphial areas such as the ancient greeks, which added pages but didn't contribute much to making the point of the books title. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
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Cahill, Thomasautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Donnelly, DonalReaderautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Graaf, Renée deTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato

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Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however, virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love. -- Reinhold Niebuhr
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Wherever they went the Irish brought with them their books, many unseen in Europe for centuries and tied to their waists as signs of triumph, just as Irish heroes had once tied to their waists their enemies' head. Wherever they went they brought their love of learning and their skills in bookmaking. In the bays and valleys of their exile, they reestablished literacy and breathed new life into the exhausted literary culture of Europe.
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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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