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 in addition immigrating to the Americas. the 1st Gypsy migration incorporated farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary infantrymen, in addition to musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. at the beginning, they have been commonly welcome as an enticing diversion to the uninteresting regimen of that interval. quickly, even if, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they've got continuously performed through the following centuries.
The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to finish such prejudice by way of clarifying the evidence approximately this nomadic humans. via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major people, areas, occasions, associations, and elements of tradition, society, economic climate, and politics, the heritage of the Gypsies and their tradition is advised.
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The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) Donald Kenrick The A to Z Guide Series, No. 135 Published by Scarecrow Press, Inc. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. com Estover Road, Plymouth PL6 7PY, United Kingdom Copyright © 2007 by Donald Kenrick All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review.
1837 Spain: George Borrow translates St. Luke’s Gospel into Romani. 1848 Transylvania: Serfs (including Gypsies) emancipated. 1849 Denmark: Gypsies allowed into the country again. 1855 Romania: Gypsy slaves in Moldavia emancipated. 1856 Romania: Gypsy slaves in Wallachia emancipated. 1860 Sweden: Immigration restrictions eased. 1865 Scotland: Trespass (Scotland) Act introduced. 1868 Holland: New immigration of Gypsies reported. 1872 Belgium: Foreign Gypsies expelled. 1874 Ottoman Empire: Muslim Gypsies given equal rights with other Muslims.