Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization
Item# 9780385418492

Product Description

Publisher: Anchor

Author: Thomas Cahill

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. (pb)