Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and their Journey

Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and their Journey

Description

Gypsies have always intrigued and fascinated - partly because of their mysterious origins, and partly because of the romance of nomadism. But because they resist assimilation, having survived as a distinct people for over a thousand years, they have also been the victims of other people's nationalism and xenophobia.

In this fascinating and timely study, Fonseca focuses particularly on the gypsies in Eastern Europe (an estimated 6 million), and their future as a distinct race within a nationalist Europe. While researching the book, Fonseca learned Romany and stayed with the gypsies, becoming deeply involved with their lives, and befriending several gypsy kings.

The result is a clolourful and frank book, filled with enthusiasm and curiosity, without lapsing into piety or romanticism.


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Details

Author(s)
Isabel Fonseca
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 26mm | 303g
Publication date
05 Sep 1996
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrations facsim., maps, plan, portraits
ISBN10
0099740214
ISBN13
9780099740216
Bestsellers rank
115,503