Gypsies : An Illustrated History Paperback / softback
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 / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Saqi Books
- Publication Date: 20/07/2005
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780863565540