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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 (The Hinges of History)

Thomas Cahill

From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the "dark ages" - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In...
Publish Date
1996
February 1
First Published in 1995
Goodreads rating
3.81
ISBN
9780385418492
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Dec 16, 2020
@StudiosShelly Great book! And totally agree. Was just reading up on the Byzantines; toward the end they started getting super autocratic.      source