Tag Archives: Thomas Cahill

Heretics and Heroes

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World© 2013 Thomas Cahill368 pages It seems the more I read of Cahill, the less I enjoy his cavalier histories, which at this point border on gossipy. Part of … Continue reading

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus© 1999 Thomas Cahill I’ve never expected to read the words “his silly circumcised penis swelling for all to see” in connected with Jesus Christ, but I have now, after … Continue reading

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The Gifts of the Jews

The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everybody Thinks and Feels© Thomas Cahill293 pages This week I continued in Thomas Cahill’s Hinges of History series with The Gifts of the Jews. Rather than … Continue reading

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter© 2003 Thomas Cahill303 pages, including index I believe I picked this book up years ago, but never finished it. Very little seemed familiar as I read through the book this week, so … Continue reading

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How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization: the Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe© 1995 Thomas Cahill230 pages plus bibliography, chronology, and index. Last week I began the “Hinges of History” … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Middle Ages

Mysteries of the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of the Modern World© 2006 Thomas Cahill317 pages, plus notes and index A couple of weeks ago I met a friend for breakfast, and he brought with him an interesting-looking book. He … Continue reading

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