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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 103 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 85 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 50 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 50 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 87 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 86 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 83 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 88 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 56 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 101 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 49 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 57 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 84 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 77 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 482 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 133 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 65 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 80 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 69 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 93 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 51 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 72 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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