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The Spanish Gypsy : the history of a European obsession

Author: Lou Charnon-Deutsch
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004.
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'The Spanish Gypsy' remains to this day an iconic figure in Spain, symbolic of passion and grace. This book looks at the history of the Romany in Spain & at how a culture which has subjected Gypsies to discrimination & persecution, has paradoxically alsotaken them to its heart.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Charnon-Deutsch
ISBN: 0271023597 9780271023595
OCLC Number: 1159823339
Description: 280 p.
Contents: Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Cervantes, Precious Jewel of Love 2. The Discovery of the Romantic Spanish Gypsy 3. Spreading the Good Word 4. The Legacy of the Romany Rye 5. Gypsies Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Lou Charnon-Deutsch.


The stereotype of the Spanish Gypsy has been all but synonymous with Spain since the 19th century, and there are no signs that her power as a national icon is on the wane, surprising as it may seem.  Read more...


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