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The Gypsies In France by Konrad Bercovici

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Europe - France,
  • History-Europe - France,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Novelty

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8505215M
ISBN 101425360300
ISBN 109781425360306

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  The pretext for writing this book was the exploration of the music of the Perpignan band Tekameli Religious Gypsy Songs who reside in southern France, specifically in the Gypsy homeland of St. Jacques which is a section of Perpignan, home of the largest Gypsy population in Western Europe. She uprooted her family for her project and the result is an investigative bit of journalism that is part 4/5(9). The book is a scholarly work of one of the experts in this field. This is a fascinating account of Romany migrations into Persia, the Byzantine Empire and Balkan nations; and latter into Europe, and the Americas. This work is recommended to readers interested in the ancient history of gypsy people and their distinctive culture/5(22). Fraser's book is a good, serious, scholarly book for someone who wants to know more about the Roma, who are mostly called “Gypsies” in this book, which was published in in England. However, this not as gripping or dramatic as the Fonseca book, and of course not up-to-date/5.   To give you some background of “Gypsies” — he lived with and traveled with Roma people (the politically correct term for “Gypsies”) from to in what was, at the time, Czechoslovakia (Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia), Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain.

  These bohemian travelers were the inspiration for Iain McKell's stunning photographic journey "The New Gypsies," which explores the many journeys, both physical and emotional, of the modern-day traveler. Rather than working in the standard documentary photo style, McKell creates dreamy images that look almost like fashion spreads, while simultaneously striking up a strange . 1. THE GYPSIES’ MIGRATION TO EUROPE Virtually everything that is known about the more distant history of the Gypsies is due to linguistics. After centuries in which the most varied and lurid explanations1 were advanced for the origins and history of this people, with racial and cultural characteristics different to those of the peoples of Europe, in the second half of the eighteenth century. This book is a good source for initial research, and as a way to access obscure and previously untranslated materials. For scholars, or someone who shares Gypsy heritage, like myself, researching this culture, heritage, and belief systems from the inside, this is a good and necessary s: The term "gypsies" refers to an ethnic group of people called the Roma or the Romani (also spelled Romany). The word “gypsy” is often considered derogatory due to its usage to connote illegal.

As described in Victor Hugo 's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the medieval French referred to the Romanies as Egyptiens. This exonym is sometimes written with capital letter, to show that it designates an ethnic group. However, the word is considered derogatory because of its negative and stereotypical associations. British civil servant Fraser offers a thorough, scholarly survey of the origins and history of the Gypsies, the wandering pilgrims who arrived in the Balkans during the Middle Ages and gradually sprea. Features a gypsy woman called Marichka in the refugee camp. At one point when she is trying to help the mother and baby escape, Marichka and the woman engage in a tug of war with the baby, recalling the stereotype of gypsies stealing babies. Based on the P.D. James novel. Transylvania: France: Italian girl pursues a gypsy violinist across. This book gave me the beginnings of an understanding of contemporary Gypsy life, especially those in the south of France, and especially wrt family life. It also helped me to gain a better understanding of French culture, gypsy music, poverty, European attitudes, and education issues wrt the poor/5(19).