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Doug, it's not like you to make an actual, verifable error but you appear to have done so when you say:

The experience of England after Roman rule collapsed was unique, and Harper glosses over this.

You've read the book, so you must know that the whole of the first section is devoted to showing that the English experience was completely un-unique i.e. it was overrun be foreign-speaking barbarians as soon as the Roman Empire collapsed exactly as happened in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

The English, according to orthhodoxy, were then unique in having their language changed for them by these barbarians (as Italy, France, Spain and Portugal didn't) but I don't expect you'll want to be using that.

You're fully entitled to question what I make of this situation but you can't say I gloss over something that I actually trumpet from the rooftops.

Accordingly, I invite you formally to withdraw the charge.

Mick

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AOM: Inertia 225 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 161 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 122 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 121 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 169 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 184 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 137 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 157 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 118 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 182 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 99 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 135 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 207 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 134 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 1042 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 267 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 175 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 191 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 126 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 227 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 106 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 141 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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