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Author Kenrick, Donald.

Title The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) / Donald Kenrick
Published Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xlv, 345 pages)
Series A to Z guide series ; no. 135
A to Z guides ; no. 135
Contents Editor's foreword / Jon Woronoff -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Reader's note -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Map: Romanies' route from India to Europe -- Chronology of gypsy history -- Introduction -- Dictionary -- Bibliography -- About the author
Summary Overview: Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe around the 14th century, spreading not only across the entirety of the continent but also immigrating to the Americas. The first Gypsy migration included farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary soldiers, as well as musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. At first, they were generally welcome as an interesting diversion to the dull routine of that period. Soon, however, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they have continually done throughout the following centuries. The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told
Notes Originally published as part of the series Historical dictionaries of peoples and cultures by Rowman & Littlefield, ©2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-343)
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Subject Romanies -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Romanies -- History -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Biography
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461672279 (electronic bk.)
9781461672272 (electronic bk.)