The Zincali: an account of the gypsies of Spain

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The reality was that we did not appear to be in danger of any kind. Instead, we thoroughly enjoyed our unanticipated interaction, strange though it was. We returned to the United States, seeking out more information. I found that there is little out there, and what I did find was largely unsatisfactory.

The little modern information was too "politically correct" to be convincing to me. Then I stumbled unto Borrow's book.

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It does not tell you about the modern condition of the Gypsy, but does explain the history and mindset of the early Gypsies. And am still in pursuit of a really good book on the subject, but Borrow's is a good start, and will be the standard by which I judge others.

The Zincali: An Account of the Gypsies of Spain by George Borrow

One person found this helpful. The Zincali recounts his adventures in Spain, especially as concerns The Rom aka Gypsies whom he loved and was loved by in return. I hope this new edition garners a wide audience, and would like to recommend it to anyone interested in Mr Borrow and his delightful storytelling.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. After a break he resumed the work again in Seville , in early January , and worked on it steadily until March. Murray could not fail to be taken at first sight with this extraordinary man. He had a splendid physique, standing six feet two in his stockings, and he had brains as well as muscles, as his works sufficiently show [src: Memoir and Correspondence of the late John Murray , Volume 2, p.

John Murray sent the manuscript to Spanish expert Richard Ford.

Murray, having considered what appears to be your wish respecting the publication of your MS on the Gipsies of Spain, begs through me to make you the following proposal. After which the copyright remains yours, to do what you like with it. George Borrow, A Bibliographic Study, p.

In this work George Borrow writes about the living and culture of the Romani people especially in Spain.

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At the end of the book a dictionary of the Romani language can be found. A lot of anecdotes of Borrow's encounter with this people are to be found in this book, which shows that he spoke the Romani language fluently and was even considered as one of them. In contrast to most modern works about the Romani people also the dark side of the Romani culture is discussed, like fraud and robbery, which were apparently common with the Romani people in the author's lifetime.

Nevertheless, George Borrow respected them highly and also mentioned the long history of their persecution in Europe and elsewhere.