By Donald Kenrick
Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe round the 14th century, spreading not just around the entirety of the continent but additionally immigrating to the Americas. the 1st Gypsy migration incorporated farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary infantrymen, in addition to musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. first and foremost, they have been as a rule welcome as an enticing diversion to the boring regimen of that interval. quickly, in spite of the fact that, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they've got consistently performed during the following centuries.
The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to finish such prejudice via clarifying the proof approximately this nomadic humans. via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major individuals, areas, occasions, associations, and points of tradition, society, economic system, and politics, the heritage of the Gypsies and their tradition is advised.