|| How the Irish Saved Civilization The
Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to
the Rise of Medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill
From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of Charlemagnethe "dark ages" learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilizationfrom the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian workswould have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women unconquered Ireland. It reads like a love story, it sings win the imagination. It connects Celtic legend to Irish history. Celtic lore to Irish politics, and proves the persistence of wild Celtic love and mysticism. For its portrait of St. Patrick alone, this book will resonate in your memory.
6 x 8½" 246 pages, index, hardbound
#106 How the Irish Saved Civilization $27.50
the Scots Invented the Modern World
The true story of how western Europe's poorest nation created our world and everything in it
by Arthur Herman
Scotland inspires images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whiskey, and golf, but there is much more to this small country. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. These include: how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the AmericnRevolution and the U. S. Constitution; how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Austrailan outback, and the British Empire in Asia.
6½" x 9½" 392 pages, index, hardbound ISBN 0-609-60635-2
#58 How Scots Invented World $25.95
A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland 16381660
Edited by John Kenyon and Jane Ohlmeyer
Nine distinguished historians provide a detailed analysis of how the "War of the Three Kingdoms" was contested in each of the Stuart kingdoms. Part One, Civil Wars in the Sturt Kingdoms, has these chapters: Background to the Civil Wars, the Civil Wars in Scotland, in Ireland, in England, and Naval Operations. Part Two, The British and Irish Experiences of War, contains: Signs and Fortifications, Logistics and Supply, and Civilians. A final Postlude explains the situation Between War and Peace 1651-1662. There are maps of the wars in each kingdom, plus individual campaigns: Edgehil, Rathmines, and Marston Moor, along with the War at sea.
6" x 9" 392 pages, index, illustrated, maps, paperbound ISBN 0-19-280278-X
#39 British Civil Wars $24.95