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    PDF/EPUB A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 John Waller ó 8 Read Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó 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 dan

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    PDF/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 th

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    characters A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 PDF/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 whole thing a padded feel which was on my mind freuently the I got into this book The font is big and

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    Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó John Waller PDF/EPUB A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 John Waller ó 8 Read 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

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    PDF/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 them literally danced

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    PDF/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

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    Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó John Waller PDF/EPUB A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 I wish there was a slightly in depth recount of such an interesting historical event This one was a bit repetitive and some

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    PDF/EPUB A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 John Waller ó 8 Read Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó John Waller A relatively superficial treatment of a bizarre phenomenon There's not much information here than on the Wikipedia

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    PDF/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 “danc

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    PDF/EPUB A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 John Waller ó 8 Read characters A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 Summary There was a plague in 1518 people danced how many who knows and people died how many somewhere between 10 and 100 It's the fault of the Catholic Church and their crazy superstitions and how they overly oppressed the people on 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

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Summary A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 108 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

Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó John WallerA Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

Summary A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 108 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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Summary A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518 108 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 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 whole thing a padded feel which was on 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 of 1518 I feel like the author was trying to draw out this book I also have hit my lifetime uota of the word cavalieresueAll these repetitions and well maybe the bishop wasn t in town that day but if he was he would probably would have looked at his flock which might have looked something like this and perhaps would have said This is obviously not a direct uote and me making fun of the style but if the author took out all these possibilities and oh by the way most of the townsfolk probably were missing teeth moments book would have been much much shorter Which was not needed because he had plenty of material to work with if he wasn t focusing on random things Also he needed to not be apologizing for his bizarre subject matter It s why we re reading this book to begin with I realize that the loss of life from uncontrollable spastic dancing is significantly less than plagues or war It seems like he was almost embarrassed by his subject matter and kept wandering on off topic material like the Peasant War or the attempted uprisings in the countryside which really didn t have that much to do with anything I thought the ending was actually the most interesting part of the whole book and how the dancing plague is not so different from stress disorders today Also thought it was fascinating how the ways people snap under pressure have changed over time This should have been the focus of the book since it was obvious that his source material for the 1518 and the dozens of other 1100s 1500s choreomania was rather slim One thing Throughout the book he mentions he is focusing on the 1518 incident since that was the last major outbreak and then at the very end of book mentions the 1863 Madagascar time where thousands danced because they thought they were haunted by the spirit of the evil dead ueen Ranavalona This interests me endlessly since whenever the gruesome Female Caligula pops up in either fiction or non fiction things don t turn out well in a bizarre way for everyone Did not know that she still affected the populace that much even after death Anyways this kind of makes all his last major outbreak parts false and it would have been a better book if he compared and contrasted 1518 and 1863 throughout the middle instead of just mentioning it as an aside Five stars for the crazy subject matter and how it made me think about coping mechanisms and pressure points of today one for the presentation

  • Paperback
  • 278
  • A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518
  • John Waller
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 9781402219436