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Gypsy-Travellers in Nineteenth-Century Society Hardcover – February 26, 1988


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."..an intelligent and important book which improves our understanding of a minority culture as it encountered a new code of intolerance from a "host" society." Canadian Journal of History

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The Gypsy is traditionally portrayed as a black-eyed, tousle-haired savage from a distant land who makes a living by deceit and parasitism on the host society. This book critically examines the nature and source of such stereotypes, locating the image of the wild but often romantic Romany in various works of fiction and the writings of lorists and gypsiologists.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 26, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521323975
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521323970
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,608,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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