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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 176 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 133 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 103 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 96 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 142 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 153 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 114 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 132 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 89 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 150 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 77 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 111 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 186 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 106 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 792 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 210 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 131 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 163 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 101 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 174 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 84 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 109 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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