Anglo-Saxon Replacement of Romano-Britons (was: Re: Indo-European family tree (was Re: Celtic and Afro-Asiatic?))
|From:||Tom Chappell <tomhchappell@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 16:40|
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Thomas Wier <trwier@u...> wrote:
> Roger wrote:
> > Joerg wrote:
> >> But you offered
> >> an explanation by yourself above. Thomas Wier says that it was
> >> "more or less now accepted that the Anglo-Saxons exterminated most
> >> of the Romano-Celtic population in Britain". I am doubtful of that;
> > Me too; given sufficient numbers, the A-S could simply marginalize the
> > natives-- grabbing their lands, competing in the trades, etc.
> Look, what I was saying was the opinion of people who've looked
> at the question a great deal harder than any of us. And I did
> also include ethnic cleansing as a possibility cited in the literature.
> But it would be nice (and polite) if instead of simply denying the
> claim, people would, you know, give a reasoned argument against it,
> preferably including citations such as I have done.
> Thomas Wier . . . . . . . "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
> Dept. of Linguistics . . . because our secret police don't get it right
> University of Chicago . . half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
> 1010 E. 59th Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
> Chicago, IL 60637
I apologize, Thomas.
I'm not very good at remembering references. However, if you look up the following
URLs, and look at /their/ references, you'll find the original sources of the
ideas I was trying to make sure weren't overlooked.
(Note that although Rome abandoned the Romano-Britons in (about) 410 C.E., and the
Romano-Britons invited the Anglo-Saxons into Britain in (about) 428 C.E.,
Anglo-Saxon territory in Britain was quite circumscribed up until (about) 590
C.E. -- but (about) 70 years later they dominated most of what is now England.)
Tom H.C. in MI
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