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The Gypsies

Fraser, Angus

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ISBN 10: 0631196056 / ISBN 13: 9780631196051
Published by Blackwell, Oxford, 2000
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Title: The Gypsies

Publisher: Blackwell, Oxford

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Broché, Couverture Souple ill.

Book Condition:Bon

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Since their unexplained appearance in Europe over nine centuries ago, the Gypsies have refused to fall in with conventional settled life. They remain a people whose culture and customs are beset with misunderstanding, and who cling to their distinct identity in the teeth of persistent rejection and pressure to conform. This book describes their history.

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Since their unexplained appearance in Europe over nine centuriesago, the gypsies have refused to fall in with conventional settledlife. They remain a people whose culture and customs are beset withmisunderstanding, and who cling to their distinct identity in theteeth of persistent rejection and pressure to conform. This bookdescribes their history.

The book opens with an investigation of gypsy origins in India.The author then traces the gypsy migration from the early MiddleAges to the present, through the Middle East, Europe and the world.Throughout their known history they have been renowned for theirmusic, metal working, fortune-telling, healing and horse-dealing;but from the outset they outraged the prejudices of the populationsthey encountered: they were enslaved, harrassed, outlawed andhunted. Yet against all the odds the gypsies have survived,preserving a distinctive heritage and culture that transcendsnational boundaries. How they did so is the compelling theme ofthis book.

This new paperback edition has been revised to take account ofrecent research and of the political changes in Eastern Europe,which have sadly been followed by a resurgence of Gypsy persecutionin a number of countries.

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