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An Irish History of Civilization

Volume 2

by Don Akenson

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Civilization,
  • Europe - Ireland,
  • Asia - India & South Asia

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages696
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8079458M
    ISBN 100773528911
    ISBN 109780773528918


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Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. try any audiobook Free. Book Description: In a sprawling chronicle of civilization through Irish eyes, Akenson takes us from St Patrick to Woodie Guthrie, from Constantine to John F. Kennedy, from India to the Australian outback.

Scholarship, humor, and a keen understanding of human nature combine in this history of Ireland and her rarely acknowledged contribution to European culture. As the Roman Empire imploded and barbarians descended upon the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish, who were just learning to read and write, took up the great task of copying all the literature.

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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.

Irish history is really undocumented until the popularizing of Christianity in AD. if you want stuff on pre-christian Ireland you could read Barry Cunliffe's 'The Ancient Celts'. it's not specifically about Irish history, but it talks about 'Celtic' people and their history and relationships with each other, the Hallstats, etc.

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And once they were Christianized, the Irish founded the monastic movement, copying the books being destroyed elsewhere by Germanic invaders, eventually bringing them back to the places from which the books had come.

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The Oxford History of the Irish Book is a major new series that charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century.

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Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an 3/5. Ireland, Irish Eire (âr´ə) [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32, sq mi (84, sq km), second largest of the British island is divided into two major political units—Northern Ireland (see Ireland, Northern), which is joined with Great Britain in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland (see Ireland, Republic of).The history of the Irish people is a history of brutality and betrayal, of shifting allegiances and malleable faith.

Akenson never flinches, and never holds back. While the breadth of An Irish History of Civilization is impressive, its depth is more so. Every word carries the weight of immeasurable research and discovery while simultaneously.Book Description. How the Irish Saved Civilization is the first of a projected 7 volume series by Thomas Cahill called Hinges of second, third and fourth, volumes, also bestsellers, are Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels, The Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus and Sailing the .