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European Romani (Gypsy) & Traveller History, Life & Values

(see also Gypsy American (Romani) History, Life & Values, Anti-Gypsyism & Holocaust)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Centre de Recherches Tsiganes (Université René Descartes, Paris).

European Roma Rights Center.

Project on Ethnic Relations (Princeton NJ). Dedicated to reducing interethnic conflict in Central & Eastern Europe & the former Soviet Union.

Roma History.

Roma News Network.

Romani Archives & Documentation Center (U. of Texas).

Roma Scholars.

Rom News Society.

Patrin. Online journal of Romani culture & history.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Godwin, Peter. "Gypsies: the outsiders," National Geographic 199,4 (01):72-101.

Hancock, Ian. "Roots of inequity: Romani cultural rights in their historical & social context," Immigrants & Minorities 11,1 (1992):1-20.

Hübbschmannová, Milena. "What can sociology suggest about the sociology of the Roms?" Archiv Orientální 40 (1972):49-64.

Jørstad, Unn. "Norway's Gypsy minority," American Scandinavian Review 58,2 (1972):129-37.

Tipler, Derek. "From nomads to nation," Midstream (8-9/68):61-70.

Vekerdi, Jószef. "The Gypsies & the Gypsy problem in Hungary," Hungarian Studies Review 15,2 (1988):13-26.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Acton, T.A. Gypsy Politics & Social Change: The Development of Ethnic Ideology & Pressure Politics among British Gypsies from Victorian Reformism to Romany Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1974).

__________. Scholarship & the Gypsy Struggle: Commitment in Romany Studies. Papers in Honor of Donald Kenrick (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2000).

Clebert, Jean Paul. The Gypsies (London, 1963).

Cribb, Billy. Tarmac Warrior (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2001).

Crowe, David M. & John Kosti (eds.) The Gypsies of Eastern Europe (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).

__________. A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe & Russia (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).

Danbakli, Marielle (ed.) Roma, Gypsies: Texts Issued by International Institutions (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2001). Invaluable reference for Romani rights in international law.

Feher, Gyorgy. Struggling for Ethnic Identity: The Gypsies of Hungary (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1993).

Ficowski, Jerzy. The Gypsies in Poland: History & Customs (Warsaw: Interpress, 1989).

Fings, Karola & Herbert Heuss & Frank Sparing. The Gypsies during the Second World War (2 vols.; trans. Donald Kenrick; Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1997-98).

Fonseca, Isabel. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies & Their Journey (NY: Knopf, 1995).

Fraser, Angus M. The Gypsies (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992).

Gay y Blasco, Paloma. Gypsies in Madrid: Sex, Gender & the Performance of Identity (NY: Berg, 1999).

Gómez Alfaro, Alvaro. The Great Gypsy Round-Up: Spain, the General Imprisonment of Gypsies in 1749 (trans. Terence W. Roberts; Madrid: Presencia Gitana, 19930.

__________; Elisa Maria Lopes da Costa & Sharon Sillers Floate. Deportaciones de gitanos (Madrid: Presencia Gitana, 1999). Colonial & 19th-c. deportations of Gypsies to Brazil, Spanish America, English America & Australia.

Guy, Will (ed.) Between Past & Future: The Roma of Central & Eastern Europe (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2001).

Hancock, Ian. We Are the Romani People (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2002). Invaluable modern introduction to history & culture.

Jayat, Sandra. La longue route d'une Zingarina (Paris: Bordas, 1974).

Keil, Charles; Angeliki Vellou Keil, Dick Blau & Steven Feld. Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives & the Power of Music in Greek Macedonia (Middletown CT: Wesleyan, 2002). First-person narratives interwoven with photographs, cultural commentary & "soundscapes" on an audio CD.

Kenrick, Donald & Gratton Puxon. The Destiny of Europe's Gypsies (NY: Basic Books, 1973).

__________ & Sian Bakewell. On the Verge: The Gypsies of England [1990] (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1995).

__________ with Gillian Taylor. Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) (Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 1998).

__________ & Colin Clark. Moving On: The Gypsies & Travellers of Britain (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2000).

__________. Gypsies, from the Ganges to the Thames (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2004).

Lackova, Ilona. A False Dawn: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia (trans. Carlton Bulkin; Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1999). Slovakia is the country with the highest proportion (some 10%) of Romani people in its population.

Leblon, Bernard. Gypsies & Flamenco: The Emergence of the Art of Flamenco in Andalusia (trans. Sinéad ni Shuinéar; Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1995).

Lemon, Alaina. Between Two Fires: Gypsy Performance & Romani Memory from Pushkin to Post-Socialism (Durham NC, 2000).

Liégeois, Jean-Pierre. Gypsies: An Illustrated History (London: Al-Saqi, 1986).

Lucassen, Leo; Wim Willems & Annemarie Cottaar. Gypsies & Other Itinerant Groups: A Socio-Historical Approach (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Lundgren, Gunilla & Alyosha Taikon. From Coppersmith to Nurse: Alyosha, Son of a Gypsy Chief (ed. & trans. Donald Kendrick; Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2003).

Marushiakova, Elena & Vesselin Popov. Gypsies (Roma) in Bulgaria (NY: Peter Lang, 1997).

__________ & Vesselin Popov. Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire: A Contribution to the History of the Balkans (trans. Olga Apostolova, ed. Donald Kenrick; Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 2001).

__________, Herbert Heuss & others. Identity Formation among Minorities in the Balkans: The Cases of Roms, Egyptians & Ashkali in Kosovo (Sofia: Minority Studies Society, 2001).

Mayall, David. Gypsy-Travellers in 19th-C. Society (NY: Cambridge, 1988).

__________. English Gypsies & State Policies (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1995).

Mirga, Andrzej & Nicolae Gheroghe. The Roma in the 21st C.: A Policy Paper (Princeton NJ: Project on Ethnic Relations, 1997).

Mode, Heinz. Ziguenermärchen aus Aller Welt (4 vols.; Leipzig: Insel, 1984).

Morris, Rachel & Luke Clements. Gaining Ground: Law Reform for Gypsies & Travellers (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1999).

Okely, Judith. The Traveller-Gypsies (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 1983).

Petulengro, Xavier. A Romany Life (London: Methuen, 1935).

Port, Mattijs van de. Gypsies, Wars & Other Instances of the Wild: Civilisation & Its Discontents in a Serbian Town (Amsterdam: U. of Amsterdam, 1998).

Puxon, Gratton. Rom: Europe’s Gypsies (London: Minority Rights Group, 1974).

Rao, Aparna (ed.) The Other Nomads: Peripatetics in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Koln: Bohlau, 1987).

Reemstma, Katrin. Sinti und Roma: Geschichte, Kultur, Gegenwart (München: C.H. Beck, 1996).

Rehfisch, Farnham (ed.) Gypsies, Tinkers & Other Travellers (NY: Academic. 1975).

Reiter, Raimond. Sinti und Roma im "Dritten Reich" und der Geschichte der Sinti im Braunschweig (Marburg: Tectum, 2002).

Saul, Nicholas & Susan Tebbutt (eds.) The Role of the Romanies: Images & Counter-Images of Gypsies/Romanies in European Culture (Liverpool: Liverpool U., 2004).

Sibley, David. Outsiders in Urban Societies (Oxford: Blackwell, 1981). Romani in Britain.

Stockin, Jimmy. On the Cobbles: The Life of a Bare-Knuckle Gypsy Warrior (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2000).

Tebbutt, Susan (ed.) Sinti & Roma: Gypsies in German-Speaking Society & Literature (NY: Berghahn, 1998).

Tong, Diana (ed.) Gypsies: An Interdisciplinary Reader (NY, 1998).

Viaggio, Giorgio. Storia degli zingari in Italia (Roma: Anicia, 1997).

Weyrauch, Walter (ed.) Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions & Culture (Berkeley: U. of California, 2001).

Wilson, Robert C. Gypsies (NY: Bantam, 1989).

Yoors, Jan. The Gypsies (NY, 1967).

In the Library: Fiction

Doughty, Louis. Fires in the Dark (NY: Harper Collins, 2004). Epic story of E. European Roma experience in 20th c.

Hancock, Ian; Siobhan Dowd & Rajko Duric (eds.) The Roads of the Roma: A PEN Anthology of Gypsy Writers (Hatfield: U. of Hertfordshire, 1998).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

Koudelka, Josef. Gypsies. Photographs (Millerton NY, 1975).

Tomasevic, Nebojsa Bato & Rajko Djuric. Gypsies of the World (NY: Henry Holt, 1988).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video

"Black Cat, White Cat" [1998], Emir Kusturica, 135m.

"Gypsies" [2000], dir. Natalia Homutova, 50m. From Artistic License, Inc.

"Gypsy Caravan" [1999], dir. Albert Maysles, 120m. From Little Dust Productions. Gypsy music from around the world.

"Gypsies Without Tents" [2002], dir. Ivan Tziboulka, 52m. From Latin America Video Archives. Documentary, urban Gypsies in Chile.

"Gadjo Dilo (Crazy Stranger)" [1999], dir. Tony Gatlif, 97m. From New Yorker Films.

"Into the West" [1993], dir. 97m. In video stores. Tinkers & a horse in a Dublin apartment block.

"Ivan & Abraham" [1997], dir. Yolande Zauberman, 101m.

"Latcho Drom (Bonne Route)" [1994], dir. Tony Gatlif, 103m.

"Les Princes" [1983], dir. Tony Gatlif, 100m. Gypsies as underclass in N.E. France.

"Queen of the Gypsies (Tabor ukhodit v nebo)" [1975], dir. Emil Loteanu, 99m. Gypsy life in Moldova, based on Maxim Gorky stories.

"The Raggedy Rawney" [1988], dir. Bob Hoskins, 103m. Gypsy band adopts an AWOL soldier during World War II.

"The Romany Trail" [1992], dir. ?, ?m. From Shanachie Video.

"Snatch" [2001], dir. Guy Ritchie, 90m. Gripping drama portraying Irish Tinkers in a positive light.

"Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vesanje)" [1988], dir. Emir Kusturica, 142m.

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