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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 249 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 186 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 131 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 134 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 178 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 193 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 146 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 175 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 129 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 191 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 105 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 142 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 213 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 152 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 1107 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 290 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 187 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 202 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 142 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 242 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 119 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 151 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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