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How The Irish Saved Civilization

Author: Thomas Cahill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444719750
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Ireland played the central role in maintaining European culture when the dark ages settled on Europe in the fifth century: as Rome was sacked by Visigoths and its empire collapsed, Ireland became 'the isle of saints and scholars' that enabled the classical and religious heritage to be saved. In his compelling and entertaining narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Irish monks and scrines copied the mauscripts of both pagan and Christian writers, including Homer and Aristotle, while libraries on the continent were lost forever. Bringing the past and its characters to life, Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilisation.

Die Konsumentenstadt Konsumenten In Der Stadt Des Mittelalters

Author: Stephan Selzer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3412504270
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Für eine moderne Stadtgeschichtsforschung hat sich die Wiederaneignung von Max Webers Überlegungen zum Typus der okzidentalen Stadt als besonders inspirierend erwiesen. Weniger präsent ist demgegenüber, dass in den Debatten der Zeit um 1900 der ökonomische Aspekt des Stadtbegriffs von ganz erheblicher Bedeutung gewesen ist. Dieser Zusammenhang ist am Werk von Max Weber ablesbar. Deutlicher noch findet er sich bei Werner Sombart ausgestaltet, der gegenüber Produzenten und Fernhändlern den Konsumenten eine zentrale Rolle für Stadtentstehung und Stadtentwicklung zuweist. Der vorliegende Sammelband prüft die Ertragskraft konsumgeschichtlicher Konzepte und bezieht sie auf aktuelle Problemzusammenhänge der mittelalterlichen Stadtgeschichte.

Ireland S Cultural Empire

Author: Giuliana Bendelli
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527523810
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The volume highlights Ireland’s cultural and linguistic influence in the world. It springs from research carried out on the relationship between Ireland and England, and pays special attention to the concept of “colony”. Traditional adjectives like “colonial” and “post-colonial” have been purposely avoided in the title of the book. When referring to Ireland, they reinforce a prejudicial perspective and blur the relevant influence of its cultural heritage and identity. In the decades after independence, Ireland was predominantly defined in terms of separatism and isolation, and in a contrasting, antagonistic relationship with Britain. Recent studies have instead explored the essential connectedness of Irish culture. The concept of an Irish cultural empire counterbalances this bias, and this publication will advance the reader’s understanding of international strands in Irish identity. The wide-ranging choice of authors and topics sets the essays here in a broader context which outlines a chronological thread starting by dealing with Ireland’s major cultural impact in Europe during the Middle Ages and the influence of classic motifs in Anglo-Irish culture. Contributions focus on 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish writers who export their legacy abroad. In addition, the volume offers new perspectives on Irish emigration to Australia and the USA.

Feminine Nation

Author: Lori Rogers
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761809517
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This book examines two prominent Irish authors, Neil Jordan and John McGahern. Jordan is famous for his films, most notably The Crying Game, and this work studies both his films and his fiction. McGahern is the most respected, lauded Irish novelist since Joyce; a writer who broke the mold of Anglo-Irish writing after it settled into a conservative rut in the 1950s. The works of Jordan and McGahern, involved with seemingly minor issues of householding and parenting within the patriarchal family, reveal male and female characters to be representations of a masculine past and feminine present competing for dominance in the modern state. The author argues that in Jordan's and McGahern's works the modern state is described as stereotypically feminine, and that women's individual agency is directed to the deliberate blurring of gender difference upon which patriarchy depends. The first book-length study of the contemporary Anglo-Irish novel written from a women's studies and a post-colonial perspective, Feminine Nation will be of considerable interest to a large audience composed of Women's Studies, Irish Studies, and Post-Colonial studies.

How Now Shall We Live

Author: Charles Colson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414322421
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2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.


Author: Linda Windsor
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781601423023
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A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary -- a Christian, no less -- as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Oxford Handbook Of Late Antiquity

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996334
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.

From Jerusalem To You

Author: J. Samuel Hofman
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490848711
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From Jerusalem to You shows and tells how the Gospel spread from Jerusalem to you. With the help of thirty-six maps, you will be able to trace the exciting story of the spread of Christianity and find your place in that story. When Jesus predicted the spread of his kingdom, he told the parable of the mustard seed and plant. Beginning as a tiny seed, it rapidly grows to be a large bush that covers the ground. It even welcomes wild birds to come and make their nests in it. Nearly two thousand years later, we can now look back and trace the growth of Christianity from that tiny seed in Jerusalem to becoming the global tree of today with all its many branches. We need to take our place as a leaf in that tree and then trace our heritage through its branches, trunk, and, finally, to its original seed. Only then will our life gain purpose, and only then will history have meaning. Taking this trip through history, you will meet many courageous and dedicated followers of Jesus who dedicated their lives so that you also can be a part of God's global kingdom. You will also hear the voice of Jesus saying, "Go to the peoples of all the world and share the good news with everyone, and I will always be with you."