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Summary There was a plague in 1518 people "danced how many who knows and people died "how many who knows and people died many somewhere between 10 and 100 It s the fault OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THEIR the Catholic Church and their superstitions and how they verly Death Threat oppressed the peoplen 16th century Germany Take that Catholic ChurchReview This book was about a half step from incredibly moronic And since I barely use my two star rating I decided to give it that half step in terms f two stars First f all when this plague ccurred it happened in the nly the same place the river valley in the vicinity f Strasbourg That to me seems like a pretty clear indication f environmental factors considering the Catholic Church was Porter Rockwell: A Biography oppressing people pretty much the same everywhere butnly Strasbourgings were dancing But what do I know I don t write Satire over priced books withverly large font and footnotes that could almost fool you into believing that it was written by someone worthy Deflower the Boss of scholarly ness This book explores a fascinating topic Several times throughout history large numbersf people have danced uncontrollably for days Most Hebrew magic amulets of them didn t want to dance but they couldn t stop Somef them danced until they dropped dead from probably dehydration and heat A relatively superficial treatment f a bizarre phenomenon There s not much information here than n the Wikipedia page n the subjectThere phenomenon There s not much information here than n the Wikipedia page هذه بلادنا: الجواء on the subjectThere not much point writing a review Either you ve suddenly becomebsessed with the dancing plague in which case you re going to read it whatever I say Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom or you haven t in which case don t botherI d like a really good modern bookn fashionable insanities the dancing plague and the ne after WWI where people travelled with amnesia and so n The stuff in this ne about the neurology f the pathology barely scratched the surface I wish there was a slightly in depth recount Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of such an interesting historical event Thisne was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial Repetitious mediocre writing verall 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 f the state f the MedievalReformation era church I started reading this book with enthusiasm interested to find ut 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 f them literally danced themselves to death I was really intrigued to A gripping tale f The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD onef history's most bizarre events and what it reveals about the strange possibilities f human natureIn the searing July heat f 1518 Frau Troffea stepped into the streets f Strasbourg and began to dance Bathed in sweat she continued to dance Overcome with exhaustion she stopped and then resumed her solitary jig A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story f the Dancing Plague f 1518A miraculous cureThis is truth by the way Not fiction This is
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popular history book One Of The Fantasy "one f the fantasy I keep readingSoon enough dozens Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations ofther people had started dancing uncontrollably until the city authorities intervened and tried to save their population from this newest and most terrifying f 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 ut about it Naturally this book caught my eye immediately when I saw itJohn Waller recreates a bit f the society back at the time complete with famine debts and a corrupt church a desperate age with desperate people at the end f 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 John Waller wrote a book about the dancing plague The Stringbean Murders of 1518 If you are like me and the majorityf people you have not heard أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of the dancing plaguef 1518 but as soon as you read Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, on the back cover that in 1518 in Strasbourg dozensf 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 The Sporty Game other theories that were used to explain the phenomenon Initiallyf course demonic possession Then the curse American Yakuza II of St Vitus Thenverheating Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of the head Then some parasiteBut John Waller claims that the REAL reason a hundredf people started to dance and couldn t stop watch Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise out here be the spoilers is because they all went loco Well if you ask me demonic possession sounds about rightWaller eventually makes a good case for his gone loco theory His main argument is that when people who are under a lotf stress and pressure break down they do so still within their cultural and sociological frame As in they break down they way they are supposed to break downBack in 1518 demonic possession was all the rave Currently it is en vogue to uit your job cry eat a lot 1518 demonic possession was all the rave Currently it is en vogue to uit your job cry eat a lot unhealthy food and watch daytime tv O tempora Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing o sLet s take this moment to think about and mourn the victimsf the dancing plague f 1815 to whom I would like to dedicate this. Hts sounds and aromas; the diseases and hardships; the fervent supernaturalism and the desperate hedonism f the late medieval world Based n new evidence he explains why the plague ccurred and how it came to an end In doing so he sheds light n the strangest capabilities f the human mind and n ur wn susceptibility to mass hysteria. ,

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Ead the cause f this illness but I was disappointed with the conclusions f the author He gives a variety DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting 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 soften that it became confusing as to whether he was describing a new utbreak r a previous I felt that I had spent too much time reading this for the results gained All the answers were based n speculation 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 vertaken by this strange plague A look back at the ever present threat Civil rights, tool of communist deception of starvation due to famine the corruptionf the church who instead f helping their people took from them The fire and brimstone preached the harshness f God and the belief that God was unhappy with them The darkness Cutthroat of the endf the middle
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the superstitions ever 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 An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims occur However I think way to much was presentedver and The Claiming of the Shrew over again repetitious in some parts The last three chapters were probably the best research into the mind andther strange things that have Summoned occurred throughout history The mind is a very powerful instrument indeed 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 thisccurs ften in this book It insults my intelligence to keep finding the same reworded paragraph reinserted all ver the book Plus it gives the whole thing a padded feel which was n my mind freuently the I got into this book The font is big and the pages themselves are rather small so with the repetitions and rather pointless and stupid "imaginings f 1518 I feel like the author was trying to draw ut this book I also have hit my "of 1518 I feel like the author was trying to draw ut this book I also have hit my uota Dead Inside of the word cavalieresueAll these r 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 herff to the shrine f St Vitus some way away in the hopes f. 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 The Taste of Spruce Gum of fifteen men women and children a day Possibly 100 people danced to their deaths inne f the most bizarre and terrifying plagues in historyJohn Waller compellingly evokes the sig.

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