Myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ By Dr Adrian Marsh

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Dr Adrian Marsh Researcher in Romani Studies said: “The revival of the mediaeval myths around ‘Gypsy child stealing’ again point to longevity of these stereotypes through periods of historical crisis. Romani history is punctuated by outbreaks of violence and generalised persecution from non-Romani populations, in a cycle of relationships that shifts from fascination to fear and repulsion, romanticism to racism and murderous reaction. …