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    Ojibwa, Larsstephens

    I have to cover the literary angle for my classes pretty regularly, and I find it useful to open their eyes on why the Norse were invading. It was all about land and outmoded social systems. The big mystery remains why the Germanic peoples had been pushed west in the first place in ... what? . . . 200 BC?

    Anyway, it's remarkable how much Bede seems to be correct. There are obviously doublets and things like that that show up in his account, but he gets his history so right so often that when we can't be sure he gets the benefit of the doubt until evidence shows otherwise.

    Everyone is innocent of something.

    by The Geogre on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 10:26:00 AM PDT

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