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1. Immigration

In the 15th century, general insecurity and latent fear of hardship and pauperization began to crystallize around a newly emerging group of traveling people (Itinerancy), the so-called “gypsies” (Roma and Sinti). In the 14th century, they could be found throughout the Balkans; at the beginning of the 15th century, the first groups appeared in Central Europe; in 1420, they were found in France and Italy, and…

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Rheinheimer, Martin, “Roma”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030779>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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