This fully revised, illustrated text traces the origin of the Gypsies in India and their journey westward until their arrival on the shores of the Mediterranean at Constantinople. Included is information about the Gypsies’ path to the shores of the Thames and a look at their distant relatives who stayed in India, and those who stopped on the way west and still live as nomads in Persia and neighboring countries. Presenting both widely accepted and controversial theories, this is an authoritative survey of the history of the Gypsies.
Donald Kenrick, Ph.D., is fluent in all the Nordic languages, as well as Hebrew, Yiddish, and the Drindari dialect of the Romani language. He has worked for the National Gypsy Education Council and the Romani Guild. He is the author of Moving on: The Gypsies and Travelers of Britain and Gypsies under the Swastika and is the coauthor of the Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies). He is the translator of From ‘Race Science’ to the Camps and the editor of In the Shadow of the Swastika.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: University Of Hertfordshire Press; 2nd edition (May 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1902806239