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.
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Indeed, while many of them have settled down voluntarily or through official persuasion, large numbers still move about within and among countries, being genuine Travelers, another alternative name. But while they do live in different places and have different characteristics depending on where they live, which language they speak, and which clans they belong to, they nevertheless recognize one another and themselves as part of a special people, and they have increasingly created organizations and engaged in cultural and other activities to express this solidarity.
The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) by Donald Kenrick