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Monday, April 25, 2011

Gypsies And Their Gypsy Magic

Gypsies And Their Gypsy Magic Image
Gypsies, close-knit, communal people with a common racial, cultural, and linguistic heritage, currently dispersed in small groups throughout the world. Although the Gypsies have been in Europe for more than 500 years, only in the late 18th century was their original homeland definitively identified as northwestern India, through the discovery of the relationship between the Gypsy language, Romany, and the Indo-European dialects of that region. Popular modern stereotypes continue to define the Gypsies in terms of nomadism and an uninhibited, flamboyant life-style rather than as a genuine ethnic group.

Also read these ebooks:

Tommie Eriksson - Tree Cults In Northern Magic
Keith Thomas - Civility And The Decline Of Magic