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Still they were not accepted and were forced to remain apart from conventional society. Here is their epic history, with its folktales and beliefs, its rites and customs. Here is the vast treasury of the Gypsies.

Author: Harry E Wedeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504022743

Category: Reference

Page: 371

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Through the centuries, Gypsies all over the world have been misunderstood, maligned, rejected. Outcasts of the countries in which they live, they have wandered for centuries over the face of the earth. They have no homeland, no political unity, no recognition among nations. They have been alone, sundered, shunned, persecuted and banished. Until about a century ago, their original home had been a matter of dispute. Their language had been a source of puzzlement. Yet their conduct and their traditions, their feeling for music, dance and song, have all been acclaimed. Still they were not accepted and were forced to remain apart from conventional society. Here is their epic history, with its folktales and beliefs, its rites and customs. Here is the vast treasury of the Gypsies.
2015-09-08 By Harry E Wedeck

Author: Harry Ezekiel Wedeck


ISBN: OCLC:164638547

Category: Tsiganes - Encyclopédies

Page: 518

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65 “ Balkan Gypsies , 19th Century ” , in Wedeck , H. E .: Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore . New York : Philosophical Library , 1973 , p . 66 Gypsy puppeteers , around 1870. Kaniz , Felix : Donau - Bulgarien und der Balkan .

Author: Elena Marushiakova

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1902806026

Category: History

Page: 122

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The Roma presence in the European part of the Ottoman Empire - the Balkans - is centuries old and it is not by accident that this regions has often been called the second motherland of the Gypsies. From this region Gypsies moved westwards taking with them inherited Balkan cultural models and traditions. This book explores the history, ethnography, social structure and culture of the Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire. It is based on archival sources, mainly detailed tax registers, special laws, guild registers and court documents. Notes on Gypsies in books by foreign travellers are also included.

Dictionary of Gypsy life and lore . A448793 . anglais . Dictionnaire francais R561217 . R564194 . - Dictionary of Mesa Grande Diegueno , ' lipay Aa - English / English - llipay Aa . A487639 . Dictionnaire ones des termes et expression ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119498728

Category: Copyright

Page: 1760

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Included in The Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore as an illustration of the GypsySlavic nature, for example, Charles Leland's poem “The Bohemian” (446) includes classic elements from Gypsy lore that reappear in Cather's story–the ...

Author: Susan J. Rosowski

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293953

Category: History

Page: 242

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Birthing a Nation is about national identity and the American West. If it is a truism that facing west was the American male version of invoking the Muse, what happened if you were female? Most past interpretations of western American literature have echoed Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier hypothesis, emphasizing the conflict of wilderness and civilization, the hero of rugged individualism, the act of returning to origins and reemerging as the reborn American Adam. In this reading of western American women writers who responded to the challenge to give birth to a nation, Susan J. Rosowski proposes an alternative, more hopeful affirmation of our cultural history and perhaps our cultural destiny. Rosowski begins by tracing the birth metaphor through three and a half centuries of American letters. She reexamines the premises underlying the telling of the literary West and posits a female model of creativity at the genesis of American literature. She follows four authors on a multigenerational journey, beginning with Margaret Fuller in 1843, moving on a generation later to Willa Cather, advancing to Jean Stafford, and ending with Marilynne Robinson. In her reading of these writers who most directly and deeply believed in literature as a serious and noble form of art and who wrote to influence how the country perceived itself, Rosowski contributes to the ongoing process of remapping the literary landscape
2015-10 By Susan J. Rosowski

BARANY, ZOLTAN (2002), The East European Gypsies: Regime change, marginality and ethnopolitics (Cambridge). BLOK, ANTON (2001), Honour and violence (Cambridge). ... WEDECK, HARRY (1973), Dictionary of gypsy life and lore (New York).

Author: Manfred Beller

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042023178

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

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How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagologyis intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing.
2007-01-01 By Manfred Beller

E . Wedeck wrote under the catchword " Hindu vocabulary " of his " Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore " : " The Gypsies . . . have in their various dialects thousands of words stemming from the Hindi , Punjabi , Gurajati , and many ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4215783

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 824

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1973 By

Macleod, Fiona “St. Bridget Of the Shores” Country Life, February 25'11 1905, pages 259-262 Meredith, ... page 277, August 14, 1956 Wedeck, H. E. “Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore” New York, Philosophical Library Inc., 1975 Wilkie, ...

Author: Steve Blamires

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

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William Sharp (1855-1905) was the pen behind the writings of the mysterious Fiona Macleod. He kept her true identity a closely guarded secret. This book reveals previously unknown secrets from his life and shows clearly how to recover the Faery lore contained in Fiona Macleod's literary output.
2013-06 By Steve Blamires

Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their forgotten ...

Author: Claude Lecouteux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620556689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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A comprehensive A-to-Z reconstruction of the oral tradition of the Rom--gypsies--based on sources never before available in English • Presents the origin myths and magical traditions of the gypsies, including their legendary ties to Egypt, animal ancestors, and tree spirits • Examines the three major settings of gypsy folktales--the forest, the waters, and the mountain--and shows how their world is full of spirits • Shows how the religious concepts of the Rom testify to a profound syncretism of the pagan traditions and Christianity Although their own myths and their common name point to Egyptian origins for the gypsies, the Rom, as they call themselves, originated in India, as evidenced by studies of their language. They arrived in Europe in the ninth century and spread across the continent from East to West, reaching England in the 15th century and Scandinavia by the end of the 16th century. A nomadic people, these wanderers were reviled by local populaces wherever they went and regarded as misfits, intruders, foreigners, and thieves. Drawing on a number of sources never before available outside of Eastern Europe, Claude Lecouteux reconstructs the gypsy oral tradition to provide a comprehensive A-to-Z look at gypsy mythology, including their folktales, rites, songs, nursery rhymes, jokes, and magical traditions. His main source is material collected by Heinrich Adalbert von Wlislocki (1856-1907), an ethnologist who lived with gypsies in Romania, Transylvania, and Hungary in the latter half of the 19th century. He presents the origin myths of the gypsies, legends which form the ancestral memory of the gypsy tribes and often closely touch on their daily life. Lecouteux explores the full range of supernatural beings that inhabit the gypsy world, including fairies, undines, ogres, giants, dog-people, and demons, and he examines the three major settings of gypsy folktales--the forest, the waters, and the mountain, which they worshiped as a sacred being in its own right. He also reveals how coexisting with peoples of different religions led the gypsies to adapt or borrow stories and figures from these groups, and he shows how the religious concepts and sacred stories of the Rom testify to a profound syncretism of pagan traditions and Christianity. Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their forgotten gypsy heritage.
2018-07-10 By Claude Lecouteux

According to Harry E. Wedeck in Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore, “bori diklo” is the term employed by the Romani people to refer to the headscarf or neckerchief worn by their women.

Author: Stephen E. Tabachnick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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The graphic novel is the most exciting literary format to emerge in the past thirty years. Among its more inspired uses has been the superlative adaptation of literary classics. Unlike the comic book abridgments aimed at young readers of an earlier era, today's graphic novel adaptations are created for an adult audience, and capture the subtleties of sophisticated written works. This first ever collection of essays focusing on graphic novel adaptations of literary classics demonstrates how graphic narrative offers new ways of understanding the classics, including the works of Homer, Poe, Flaubert, Conrad and Kafka, among many others.
2015-05-18 By Stephen E. Tabachnick