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HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION
Tuesday Nov. 28, 2000
How the Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahillís book How the Irish Saved Civilization, is called the untold story of Irelandís heroic role in maintaining western culture, from the fall of the Roman Empire until the European dark ages. The main point of this book, as specified in the bookís title, is how the Irish saved civilization. How they allegedly did that is the real meaning of this book.
The author, Thomas Cahill, makes his views very clear throughout the entire book with the use of many facts, statistics and details. He clearly explains how Romeís power crumbled and created chaos and anarchy all over Europe. Mr. Cahill does a magnificent job describing how European culture changed from the Roman to the medieval civilization, a civilization with a system of landlords and serfs. Other points of interest, which he made, are the spread of Irish missionaries and the study of St. Patrick....