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Cahill, Thomas

Overview
Works: 62 works in 379 publications in 6 languages and 23,933 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Tours  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Adapter
Classifications: DA930.5, 941.501
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Most widely held works about Thomas Cahill
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Cahill
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( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 4,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars"--And thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. 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. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated. In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization
The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels by Thomas Cahill( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 3,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah
Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter by Thomas Cahill( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his latest bestselling work of popular history, Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining-and historically unassailable-journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In ancient Greece, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader and encouraged civil discussion--yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad suggest that their "bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons" is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of "shock and awe." And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview."
Desire of the everlasting hills : the world before and after Jesus by Thomas Cahill( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh look at the impact of Jesus & early Christianity on the shaping of Western civilization
Mysteries of the Middle Ages : the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic Europe by Thomas Cahill( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. On visits to the great cities of Europe--monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto--Cahill captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.--From publisher description
Pope John XXIII by Thomas Cahill( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of the Catholic Church and the papacy by focusing on Pope John XXIII
Heretics and heroes : how Renaissance artists and Reformation Priests created our world by Thomas Cahill( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill comes another popular history -- this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. It is a truly revolutionary book. In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue. - Publisher
A literary guide to Ireland by Susan Cahill( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the Irish saved civilization by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Dark Ages showing that as Europe was in an intellectual decline, Ireland became a haven for scholarship
A saint on death row : the story of Dominique Green by Thomas Cahill( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the life of an African American inmate, sentenced to death for taking part in a robbery in which a victim was killed, and for whom opponents of the death penalty spent twelve years unsuccessfuly trying to have the case reviewed and his sentence overturned
Sailing the wine-dark sea : [why the Greeks matter] by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahill explores the legacy of the ancient Greeks, from the origins of Greek culture to the birth of Western literature
Desire of the everlasting hills : the world before and after Jesus by Thomas Cahill( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique presentation of Jesus and his times is for believers and nonbelievers alike
The gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Abraham followed God's command to "go forth", these people called Jews began to view time as having starting and ending points-- and holding the possibility of a better tomorrow
Mysteries of the Middle Ages : and the beginning of the modern world by Thomas Cahill( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. On visits to the great cities of Europe--monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto--Cahill captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.--From publisher description
Heretics and heroes : how Renaissance artists and Reformation priests created our world by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue"--
Desire of the everlasting hills : [the world before and after Jesus] by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing us first to "the people Jesus knew," Thomas Cahill describes the oppressive Roman political presence, the pervasive Greek cultural influence, and especially the widely varied social and religious context to the Judaism in which Jesus moved and flourished. These backgrounds, essential to a complete understanding of Jesus, lead to the author's stunningly original interpretation of the New Testament--much of it based on material from the ancient Greek brilliantly translated by the author himself--that will delight listeners and surprise even biblical scholars
The practice of sustainable development by Douglas R Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Going beyond the principles of smart growth and the new urbanism, the concept of sustainable development includes not only the physical elements of a community, but also the economic and social impacts of development and the long-term conservation of natural resources. The Practice of Sustainable Development is the first book to explain how development professionals can translate the ideals of sustainable development into practical techniques that consider the bottom line. Written by a team of experts, the book describes proven methods for site planning, designing, and building "green" projects that conserve natural resources, take advantage of existing urban structures, and improve the economic and social dimensions of a community, while considering the financial realities that developers must face. Packed with examples from throughout the nation, the book demonstrates how the latest technologies and techniques have been applied in projects ranging from small to large scale, in both urban and greenfield settings. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Mysteries of the Middle Ages : [the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic Europe] by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A saint on death row : the story of Dominique Green by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas authorities arrested Dominique Green, an 18-year-old African-American youth, and tried him for armed robbery and murder. While Green sincerely and repeatedly claimed his innocence, an all-Caucasian jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death by lethal injection. Thomas Cahill visited Green before his execution in 2004 and was astounded by his profound grace and inner peace. Continuing his fight for Green's innocence, Cahill chronicles Green's unjust and racist experience
How the Irish saved civilization by Thomas Cahill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Dark Ages showing that as Europe was in an intellectual decline, Ireland became a haven for scholarship
 
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The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Alternative Names
Cahill, Susan and Thomas.

Cahill, Thomas, 1940-

Thomas Cahill American scholar and writer

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カヒル, トマス

ケイヒル, トマス

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English (250)

Spanish (12)

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The gifts of the Jews : how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feelsSailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matterDesire of the everlasting hills : the world before and after JesusMysteries of the Middle Ages : the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic EuropePope John XXIIIHow the Irish saved civilizationA saint on death row : the story of Dominique GreenSailing the wine-dark sea : [why the Greeks matter]