Gypsies : An Illustrated History, Paperback

Gypsies : An Illustrated History Paperback


The Gypsies have always been subject to myths about their origins, customs and social organization, in large part because of widespread ignorance.

In this lively and informative book, Jean-Pierre Liegeois redresses this shortcoming.

Starting with an examination of many of the legends about Gypsies throughout history, he goes on to trace their true origins and presents a sympathetic though not uncritical portrayal of the Gypsy people.

Finally, he discusses recent attempts by Gypsies to organize internationally.

Fully illustrated throughout, Gypsies: An Illustrated History is the ideal book for those who wish to learn about this unique people.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780863565540



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