In the best tradition of popular history, How the Irish Saved Civilization offers a carefully researched, elegantly written look at often overlooked events. In this case, Cahill reveals the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.
As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.
by Thomas Cahill