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I found this book by Thomas Cahill fascinating. After reading Blood of the Isles this was a great sequel. I'm sorry I didn't read it before I visited Ireland in September. The author has a great insight into the characteristics of the Irish. I recommend it.

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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.

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So true, Ravina. The Irish were set far off at the edge of civilization and left alone for a long time. They transcribed the manuscripts and history was saved whereas on the Continent so much was destroyed..


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