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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History)

By: Thomas Cahill

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Anchor: February 1996

Seller ID: 4936

ISBN: 0385418493

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations. Hinges of History, 1. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations. Hinges of History, 1. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)

By: Thomas Cahill

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Nan A. Talese: October 2003

Seller ID: 16617

ISBN: 0385495536

Condition: New


In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In "Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea," Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of ar... View more info

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The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (The Hinges of History)

By: Thomas Cahill

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Anchor Books/Nan A Talese: August 1999

Seller ID: 16932

ISBN: 0385482493

Condition: New


The author of the runaway bestseller "How the Irish Saved Civilization" has done it again. In "The Gifts of the Jews" Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. "The Gifts of the Jews" reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews bega... View more info

Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe (Hinges of History)

By: Thomas Cahill

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Nan A. Talese: October 2006

Seller ID: 17945

ISBN: 0385495552

Condition: New


After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. By placing the image of the Virgin Mary at the center of their churches and their lives, medieval people exalted womanhood to a level unknown in any previous society. For the first time, men began to treat women with dignity and women took up professions that had always been closed to them. The communion bread, believed to be the bo... View more info