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Historical dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies)

Author: Donald Kenrick
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Series: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Kenrick, Donald.
Historical dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies).
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007002232
(OCoLC)79861320
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Kenrick
ISBN: 9780810864405 0810864401
OCLC Number: 263614930
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 345 pages) : map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff; Preface; Acknowledgments; Reader's Note; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Map: The Romanies' Route from India to Europe; Chronology of Gypsy History; Introduction; THE DICTIONARY; Bibliography; About the Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of people and cultures, no. 7.
Responsibility: Donald Kenrick.

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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 second edition of the Historical Dictionary o.

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This work is highly recommended for all reference collections. * American Reference Books Annual, March 2008 * ...Kenrick assembles...essential facts about Romany people, places, events, Read more...

 
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