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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 166 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 128 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 99 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 91 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 132 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 143 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 110 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 124 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 82 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 146 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 72 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 106 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 166 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 100 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 720 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 201 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 121 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 153 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 99 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 163 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 79 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 106 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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