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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, 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 --------------------------------- Yahoo! for Good Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.