A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia

A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia

Author: D. Crowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349606719

Category: History

Page: 317

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David Crowe draws from previously untapped East European, Russian, and traditional sources to explore the life, history, and culture of the Gypsies, or Roma, from their entrance into the region in the Middle Ages until the present.

Gypsy Identities 1500-2000

Gypsy Identities 1500-2000

Author: David Mayall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135357436

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Gypsies have lived in England since the early sixteenth century, yet considerable confusion and disagreement remain over the precise identity of the group. The question 'Who are the Gypsies?' is still asked and the debates about the positioning and permanence of the boundary between Gypsy and non-Gypsy are contested as fiercely today as at any time before. This study locates these debates in their historical perspective, tracing the origins and reproduction of the various ways of defining and representing the Gypsy from the early sixteenth century to the present day. Starting with a consideration of the early modern description of Gypsies as Egyptians, land pirates and vagabonds, the volume goes on to examine the racial classification of the nineteenth century and the emergence of the ethnic Gypsy in the twentieth century. The book closes with an exploration of the long-lasting image of the group as vagrant and parasitic nuisances which spans the whole period from 1500 to 2000.

Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity

Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity

Author: Thomas Alan Acton

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 0900458763

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Romany culture is perhaps the most Indo-European of all. The ancestors of the Gypsies left India around 1000 years ago and mixed with every culture on the way to produce a variety of Romany dialects and well-known cultural achievements from Hungarian Gypsy music to the English Gypsy caravan. Such images somehow co-exist, however, with continuous persecution.

Gypsy-Travellers in Nineteenth-Century Society

Gypsy-Travellers in Nineteenth-Century Society

Author: David Mayall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521323975

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This study is the first attempt at a historical analysis of British Gypsy-travellers, revealing the distinctive way of life and economy of the group and the manner in which they remained apart from the major economic developments of the nineteenth century and clashed with structures and mores of the dominant host society. The outcome was a mixture of negotiation, incorporation, resistance, and conflict.

English Gypsies and State Policies

English Gypsies and State Policies

Author: David Mayall

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 090045864X

Category: History

Page: 106

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After an overview of Gypsy persecution in Europe from the earliest days to the Nazi holocaust the book describes the efforts of central government in England to control Gypsies by legislation. The author describes the severe anti-Gypsy legislation of the 16th and 17th centuries as a prelude to the more wide-ranging statutes in use against Gypsies and vagrants in the Victorian period. His description of local governments search for a solution to nomadic "menace" & "nuisance" includes detailed accounts of eviction of Gypsies from traditional sites in Handsworth (1908) & Blackpool (1909).

A Research Guide to Southeastern Europe

A Research Guide to Southeastern Europe

Author: Zachariah H. Claybaugh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442274655

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book seeks to aid scholars of all stripes in researching the nations, states, and peoples of the Balkan Peninsula in the Modern Age, presenting a single-source alternative to scholars for launching projects that span the humanities and social sciences.

Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire

Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire

Author: Elena Marushiakova

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1902806026

Category: History

Page: 122

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The Roma presence in the European part of the Ottoman Empire - the Balkans - is centuries old and it is not by accident that this regions has often been called the second motherland of the Gypsies. From this region Gypsies moved westwards taking with them inherited Balkan cultural models and traditions. This book explores the history, ethnography, social structure and culture of the Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire. It is based on archival sources, mainly detailed tax registers, special laws, guild registers and court documents. Notes on Gypsies in books by foreign travellers are also included.

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Author: Ryder, Andrew

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447313571

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Over the past decade, interest in Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) has risen up the political and media agendas, but they remain relatively unknown. This topical book is the first to chart the history and contemporary developments in GRT community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations and coalitions which support it. Underpinned by radical community development and equality theories, it describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intense intersectional discrimination across Europe, and critiques the ambivalent role of community development in fostering these campaigns. Much of it co-written by community activists, it is a vehicle for otherwise marginalised voices, and an essential resource and inspiration for practitioners, lecturers, researchers and members of GRT communities.

Routledge Library Editions: Racism and Fascism

Routledge Library Editions: Racism and Fascism

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317364795

Category: Social Science

Page: 3934

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This set gathers together a collection of out-of-print titles, all classics in their field. Reissued for the first time in some years, they offer an insightful reference resource to a variety of topics. From Professor Colin Holmes’s groundbreaking studies of racism in British society, to Professor Kitchen’s analysis of the rise of fascism in pre-war Austria, these books shed much light on society’s recent dark past.