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The Role of the Romanies – Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Nicholas Saul and Susan Tebbutt


Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the ‘Gypsies’ have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as ‘other’ and marginalised. This book is split into four parts and seeks to address the questions raised by the ambivalent encounter of the ‘Gypsies’ with European cultures. The volume begins with three chapters about the genesis, development, and scope of Romany Studies. Constructions of Romany culture and identity are at the heart of the second part. Part three focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary ... More

Keywords: eleventh century, Gypsies, European cultures, Romany Studies, Romany culture, Romany identity, literary constructions, gadzo, Romanies, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236795
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313950


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Saul, editor

Susan Tebbutt, editor

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Part I Romany Studies and Its Parameters

Part II Constructions and Concoctions of Romany Culture

Part III Orientalism and Gender Issues in Literature

Part IV Memory, Records and the Romany Experience

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