Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) by Donald KenrickHistorical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) by Donald Kenrick

Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies)

byDonald Kenrick

Hardcover | July 5, 2007

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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 of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.
Donald Kenrick is retired from a career pioneering basic education for gypsies and training courses for those who work with them. He has written extensively on the history, language, and culture of Gypsies.
Title:Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies)Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.77 × 5.84 × 1.19 inPublished:July 5, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854686

ISBN - 13:9780810854680

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Reader's Note Part 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 6 Map: The Romanies' Route from India to Europe Part 7 Chronolgy of Gypsie History Part 8 Introduction Part 9 THE DICTIONARY Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author

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This concise dictionary...contains entries on the people, places, events, institutions, culture, society, economy, politics, and history of Gypsies. It is meant for general readers and those working in civil rights, culture, education, immigration, and politics. This edition contains more entries, social topics such as marriage, and more dates of birth. Also included is a historical introduction and chronology.