Crimea Through The Eyes Of Travelers: How The English Traveler Edward Clarke Saw The Crimean Gypsies

The English naturalist, mineralogist and clergyman Edward Daniel Clarke (1769 – 1822) visited many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. In 1800 he had a chance to visit Crimea. He left quite detailed notes about this journey, in which data on local insects and rocks are combined with very interesting ethnographic observations and descriptions of Crimean cities. Among other things, Clark describes the Crimean gypsies – Chingene, who were not paid attention to by most travelers of that time.