(EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518]

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Download ☆ A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 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. An interesting look at the year 1518 the year a woman began to dance and didn t stop for days Others joined her and soon many many people were overtaken by this strange plague A look back at the ever present threat of starvation due to famine the corruption of the church who instead of helping their people took from them The fire and brimstone preached the harshness of God and the belief that God was unhappy with them The darkness of the end of the middle ages the superstitions ever present are all presented in this book Therein lies my problem yes background information was needed to understand the setting that allowed a event such as this to occur However I think way to much was presented over and over again repetitious in some parts The last three chapters were probably the best research into the mind and other strange things that have occurred throughout history The mind is a very powerful instrument indeed

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Download ☆ A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 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. A relatively superficial treatment of a bizarre phenomenon There s not much information here than on the Wikipedia page on the subjectThere s not much point writing a review Either you ve suddenly become obsessed with the dancing plague in which case you re going to read it whatever I say or you haven t in which case don t botherI d like a really good modern book on fashionable insanities the dancing plague and the one after WWI where people travelled with amnesia and so on The stuff in this one about the neurology of the pathology barely scratched the surface

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Download ☆ A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 A gripping tale of one of history's most bizarre events and what it reveals about the strange possibilities of human natureIn the searing July heat of 1518 Frau Troffea stepped into the streets of Strasbourg and began to dance Bathed in sweat she continued to dance Overcome with exhaustion she stopped and then resumed her solitary jig a. In Strasbourg July 1518 a lone woman started dancing and could not stop She eventually collapsed from exhaustion then woke up and started dancing again and the cycle continued until her feet were bloodied and those around her sent her off to the shrine of St Vitus some way away in the hopes of a miraculous cureThis is truth by the way Not fiction This is a popular history book not one of the fantasy novels I keep readingSoon enough dozens of other people had started dancing uncontrollably until the city authorities intervened and tried to save their population from this newest and most terrifying of contagious plaguesI knew a little bit about the story in advance I think it got mentioned somewhere and I wiki ed it for info then was disappointed by how little I could find out about it Naturally this book caught my eye immediately when I saw itJohn Waller recreates a bit of the society back at the time complete with famine debts and a corrupt church a desperate age with desperate people at the end of their hope believing that God and his saints were punishing them And he proposes an explanation for the dancing plague mass hysteria He makes a pretty good case for it tooIt s a fairly short and easily readable book and while it contains fewer details about the things that happened to those who survived the dancing plague than I d have hoped it s an interesting read


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  1. says: Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller

    Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller John Waller wrote a book about the dancing plague of 1518 If you are like me and the majority of people you have not heard of the dancing plague of 1518 but as soon as you read on the back cover that in 1518 in Strasbourg dozens of people danced themselves to death you immediately want to know 'what the hell'That's what Waller's book selling point is he will tell you what the hell But first he will tell you all the other theori

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    Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller John Waller ☆ 4 Free read (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] In Strasbourg July 1518 a lone woman started dancing and could not stop She eventually collapsed from exhaustion then woke up and started dancing again and the cycle continued until her feet were bloodied and those around her sent her off to the shrine of St Vitus some way away in the hopes of a miraculous cureTh

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    John Waller ☆ 4 Free read (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] At first I was very enthused about this book however the I read the I grew irritated and lukewarm to both the author and the book My most hated thing is unnecessary repetitions and this occurs often in this book It insults my intelligence to keep finding the same reworded paragraph reinserted all over the book Plus it gives the who

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    (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] An interesting look at the year 1518 the year a woman began to dance and didn't stop for days Others joined her and soon many many people were overtaken by this strange plague A look back at the ever present threat of starvation due to famine the corruption of the church who instead of helping their people took from them The fire and brimstone preached the harshness of God and the belief that God was unhappy with them The darkness of the en

  5. says: (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] John Waller ☆ 4 Free read Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller

    (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] 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

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    John Waller ☆ 4 Free read Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] Repetitious mediocre writing overall Despite my sympathy to Waller's hypothesis that the dancing plagues were psychological phenomena he fails to convince and grates with a somewhat lopsided view of the state of the MedievalReformation era church

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    (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ John Waller John Waller ☆ 4 Free read I wish there was a slightly in depth recount of such an interesting historical event This one was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial

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    (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] A relatively superficial treatment of a bizarre phenomenon There's not much information here than on the Wikipedia page on the subjectThere's not much point writing a review Either you've suddenly become obsessed with the dancing plague in which case you're going to read it whatever I say or you haven't in which case don't botherI'd like a r

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    Free read A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] This book explores a fascinating topic Several times throughout history large numbers of people have danced uncontrollably for days Most of them didn’t want to dance but they couldn’t stop Some of them danced until they dropped dead from probably dehydration and heat strokeThe author argues that the “dancing plagues” were responses to stress and cultural expectations Basically the deadly group dances were mass hysteria O

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    (EPUB) [A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518] John Waller ☆ 4 Free read Summary There was a plague in 1518 people danced how many who knows? and people died how many somewhere between 10 and 100

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  • Paperback
  • 278
  • A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518
  • John Waller
  • English
  • 15 November 2019
  • 9781402219436