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  • A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518
  • John Waller
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 9781402219436

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characters A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 107 Few hours later Over the next two months roughly four hundred people succumbed to the same agonizing compulsion At its peak the epidemic claimed the lives of fifteen men women and children a day Possibly 100 people danced to their deaths in one of the most bizarre and terrifying plagues in historyJohn Waller compellingly evokes the sig. I started reading this book with enthusiasm interested to find out the cause for the strange Dancing Plague that erupted in 1518 in Strasbourg Men and women started to dance for no known reason and some of them literally danced themselves to death I was really intrigued to read the cause of this illness but I was disappointed with the conclusions of the author He gives a variety of possible causes but it seems that there was too little information recorded at the time for us to actually know what caused the strange behaviour The author was very repetitive and kept referring back to previous cases that he had mentioned so often that it became confusing as to whether he was describing a new outbreak or a previous I felt that I had spent too much time reading this for the results gained All the answers were based on speculation Tage der Nemesis its peak the epidemic claimed the lives of fifteen men women and children a day Possibly 100 people danced to their deaths Heart of Gold in one of the most bizarre and terrifying plagues A Romantic Getaway in historyJohn Waller compellingly evokes the sig. I started reading this book with enthusiasm Fru Bengtssons andliga uppvaknande interested to find out the cause for the strange Dancing Plague that erupted Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions with CD ROM and InfoTrac in 1518 Polynesian Seafaring and Navigation in Strasbourg Men and women started to dance for no known reason and some of them literally danced themselves to death I was really Dolpo intrigued to read the cause of this Er ist wieder da it seems that there was too little Profetiens Utvalgte Phenomena 1 information recorded at the time for us to actually know what caused the strange behaviour The author was very repetitive and kept referring back to previous cases that he had mentioned so often that An Infamous Army it became confusing as to whether he was describing a new outbreak or a previous I felt that I had spent too much time reading this for the results gained All the answers were based on speculation

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characters A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 107 Hts sounds and aromas; the diseases and hardships; the fervent supernaturalism and the desperate hedonism of the late medieval world Based on new evidence he explains why the plague occurred and how it came to an end In doing so he sheds light on the strangest capabilities of the human mind and on our own susceptibility to mass hysteria. I wish there was a slightly in depth recount of such an interesting historical event This one was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial