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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 278 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 192 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 141 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 143 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 184 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 198 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 159 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 181 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 140 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 196 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 111 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 148 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 219 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 160 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 1145 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 302 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 193 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 209 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 151 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 256 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 127 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 156 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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