I’ve written a bit here about the disdain for Eastern Europe you find in the travelogues written in the 19th century about Transylvania, Wallachia, and such. You can see it in the passage I quoted here. But then tonight I was watching From Russia with Love, made 140 years later, and there’s that sequence where two Romani girls strip down and fight for the right to marry a man, and then later they’re brought to James Bond and presented as gifts.