- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Sceptre; New Ed edition (3 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340637870
- ISBN-13: 978-0340637876
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 108 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe Paperback – 3 Mar 2003
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HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILISATION is a shamelessly engaging, effortlessly scholarly, utterly refreshing history of the origins of the Irish soul and its huge contribution to Western culture ... For its portrait of St Patrick alone, it will resonate in the memory. (Thomas Keneally)
Lyrical, playful, penetrating and serious ... an entirely engaging, delectable voyage into the distant past, a small treasure (Richard Bernstein in the New York Times)
This sweepingly confident overview is more entertainingly told than any previous account ... An elegant book (P.J. Kavanagh in the Sunday Telegraph)
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There is no need to adapt his views, just enjoy Cahill's extensive knowledge of a huge chunk of history.
Thomas Cahill writes in a lively and witty style and I think he rather looks admiringly upon the vitality and sensuality of the Irish/Celtic life of way, art and poetry.
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