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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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Ireland played the central role in maintaining European culture when the dark ages settled on Europe in the fifth century: as Rome was sacked by ... Show synopsis

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

Overall customer rating: 4.858
Jamaican

Not scholarly reading, but fun

by Jamaican on Jun 10, 2010

I have read several of Thomas Cahill's "hinges of history" series and found this to be perhaps the best. Cahill's love of the Irish people and character is evident. This book is a joy filled romp from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rocky coast of Ireland, studded with small monastic communities ... More

Judy

Written for the Irish

by Judy on Jun 4, 2010

This book is so difficult to lay down! I started it early on Saint Pat's Day. Nearly couldn't put it down for the party that night! I learned a lot about my heritage, and was reminded of other things I had forgotten. The Irish has such rich stories! More

Gedew

Should be required reading!

by Gedew on May 17, 2009

As someone famous used to say "and that is the rest of the story"! Well, this book is certainly all you wondered about in ancient Irish History but were too shy to ask! I found it informative, entertaining, and in some ways shocking! (Think "why don't you ever hear about these things?) I recommend ... More

Bostonmama

Wonderful read

by Bostonmama on Jan 18, 2009

One of the best of Thomas Cahill's Hinges of History series, I actually just bought this book for a friend. Detailing the role of the Irish monks in preserving the works of the ancient world, it is a well researched, thoroughly readable book. I highly recommend it and all the others in the series. Can ... More

MadamBookNerd

Full of Wit and Song

by MadamBookNerd on Aug 20, 2007

As the descendent of an Irish lad born and immediately orphaned in the workhouse of Macroom, I may be hopelessly biased in my adulation of this book. "How the Irish Saved Civilization," is brilliant historical synthesis, wholly accessible to any armchair student of history. More than a read, it is a ... More

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