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Title Gypsy law : Romani legal traditions and culture / edited by Walter O. Weyrauch
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Contents EDITOR'S NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY; FOREWORD; 1. Romaniya: An Introduction to Gypsy Law; 2. Autonomous Lawmaking: The Case of the "Gypsies"; 3. Theorizing Gypsy Law; 4. Informal Systems of Justice: The Formation of Law within Gypsy Communities; 5. Gypsy Law and Jewish Law; 6. Juridical Autonomy among Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Gypsies; 7. Institutional Non-Marriage in the Finnish Roma Community and Its Relationship to Rom Traditional Law; 8. A Glossary of Romani Terms; 9. The Rom-Vlach Gypsies and the Kris-Romani; 10. Complexities of U.S. Law and Gypsy Identity
Summary Approximately one thousand years ago Gypsies, or Roma, left their native India. Today Gypsies can be found in countries throughout the world, their distinct culture still intact in spite of the intense persecution they have endured. This authoritative collection brings together leading Gypsy and non-Gypsy scholars to examine the Romani legal system, an autonomous body of law based on an oral tradition and existing alongside dominant national legal networks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Law, Romani.
Romanies -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Weyrauch, Walter O. (Walter Otto), 1919-
ISBN 0520221850 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520221869 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520924274 (electronic bk.)
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