The Flowering of Ireland - Saints, Scholars & Kings by Katharine Scherman
Hardcover, 368pp, History
Little, Brown and Company, copyright 1981
Condition: used, good condition. There is light wear and rubbing around the edges and light bumping at the ends of the spine. The pages are tight and clean. The dust jacket has edgewear and a small tear at the top of the spine. The price is covered with black ink. The picture is a scan of the actual book you will receive.
Synopsis: In the early Middle Ages, when classical scholarship in Europe had been buried beneath centuries of barbarism, Ireland was the seat of one of the most extraordinary literary, artistic, and scholarly flowerings the Western world had ever seen. The Flowering of Ireland brings to life that radiant, singular era between the fifth and twelfth centuries when Ireland became the repository if not the savior of classical Western civilization.