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Aus dem inneren Leben der Zigeuner
On the Inner Life of the Gypsies

Author(s): Heinrich Adalbert von Wlislocki
Subject(s): Anthropology, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: CEEOLPRESS
Keywords: disease demons; needlework; cultus of heights and summits; blood magic; sign language; oracles; biography of a Roma woman from South Serbia
Summary/Abstract: Heinrich Adalbert von Wlislocki (1856-1907) has been a Transylvanian researcher in language and cultural anthropology. He specialized in „Tsiganology“, and conducted intensive literary collections as well as field-studies among Transylvanian Gypsies. He became member of a Gypsy-Clan and got married to a Gypsy woman. Volume I (1889) of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society wrote about him as „the scholar probably having best insight in life and language of the Gyspies” (Charles Godfrey Leland).In this book the author describes various key aspects of “Tsiganology” such as healthcare traditions, religious narratives, mythological traditions and tales, utilities for peregrinating groups…The book is completed by the highly exceptional biography of a Gypsy woman of origin in South Serbia and ending via Greece, Albania, Italy, finally in the Paris milieu of avant-gardist artists.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-3-946993-09-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-3-946993-62-9
  • Page Count: 229
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: German