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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 131 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 101 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 72 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 75 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 103 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 119 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 98 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 112 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 71 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 122 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 58 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 87 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 116 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 89 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 570 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 159 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 86 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 110 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 83 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 113 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 65 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 95 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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