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 I have been reading around about Roman Britain recently, and I have just come across this from  Guy de la Bédoyère, the historian who pops up from time to time on Time Team  as a specialist on Roman Britain.  

It made me laugh immoderately.   It's an article about whether the term 'Romanization' is obsolete - a term which has apparently recently been the subject of one of those games of academic chicken where everyone rushes to be more avante garde than everyone else, then they all look down their noses at the Victorians.  

It starts out quite moderately, but as you go on it turns into a brilliant rant, and ends up with a paragraph that starts "I'm afraid Roman Britain isn't an intellectual growth industry, and neither is quite a lot of modern archaeology." 

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philmophlegm
16th Apr, 2011 11:00 (UTC)
He slags off the archaeologists on Time Team and he's now working as a teacher. Possibly these two facts are not unrelated...
bunn
16th Apr, 2011 17:33 (UTC)
You wonder if the decision was made halfway through writing this article... :-D
endlessrarities
28th Apr, 2011 20:10 (UTC)
LOL!!
jane_somebody
6th May, 2011 16:11 (UTC)
Hah, that's great, thank you :-)
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