Very little is widely known of Roma, their history and their culture. What we do know does not get to us through them, but through the perspectives of other peoples. Such views are frequently tainted by ignorance, prejudice and negative stereotypes. Furthermore, historical sources offering data about Roma are not always accurate, not to mention scarce.
The history of Roma is not found in the general histories of Spain. The majority society and its powers-that-be have written a history that tolerates perusing them, persuading them, trying to assimilate or integrate them, always and in every situation. They are thus hidden and subjected to processes of exclusion and marginalisation imposed by the dominant social system.