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Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Becky Taylor

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Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
Title
Another darkness, another dawn
Title remainder
a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
Statement of responsibility
Becky Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
Vilified and marginalized, the Romani people -- widely referred to as Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers -- are seen as a people without place, either geographically or socially, no matter where they live or what they do. In this chronological history of the Romani, Becky Taylor demonstrates how their experiences provide a way to understand mainstream society's relationship with outsiders and immigrants. Taylor follows the Gypsies, Roma, and Travelers from their roots in the Indian subcontinent to their travels across the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires to Western Europe and the Americas, exploring their persecution and enslavement at the hands of others. Rather than seeing these peoples as separate from society and untouched by history, she sets their experiences in the context of broader historical changes. Their history, she reveals, is ultimately linked to the founding of empires; the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; numerous wars; the expansion of law, order, and nation-states; the Enlightenment; nationalism; modernity; and the Holocaust. Taylor also shows how the lives of the Romani today reflect the increasing regulation of modern society. Ultimately, she demonstrates that history is not always about progress: the place of Gypsies remains as contested and uncertain today as it was upon their first arrival in Western Europe in the fifteenth century
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CDX
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Taylor, Becky
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Tsiganes
  • Tsiganes
  • Tsiganes
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Roma
  • Zigeuner
Label
Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Becky Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of the 'true gypsy'? -- Out of the medieval world -- Breaking bodies, banishing bodies -- The dark enlightenment -- Nationalism, race and respectability -- Into the flames -- A new dawn?
Control code
870891502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781780232577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)870891502
Label
Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Becky Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of the 'true gypsy'? -- Out of the medieval world -- Breaking bodies, banishing bodies -- The dark enlightenment -- Nationalism, race and respectability -- Into the flames -- A new dawn?
Control code
870891502
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781780232577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)870891502

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