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Yone Did not know that she still affected the populace that much even after eath 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 In Strasbourg July 1518 a lone woman started Great Short Stories by African-American Writers dancing and could not stop She eventually collapsed from exhaustion then woke up and startedancing 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 Drunk On Chocolate dozens of other people had startedancing 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 Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) 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 famineebts and a corrupt church a Academia desperate age withesperate people at the end of their hope believing that God and his saints were punishing them And he proposes an explanation for the A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars 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 feweretails about the things that happened to those who survived the Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America dancing plague than I have hoped it s an interesting read John Waller wrote a book about the Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien dancing plague of 1518 If you are like me and the majority of people you have not heard of theancing plague of 1518 but as soon as you read on the back cover that in 1518 in Strasbourg Aliens Vs Predator dozens of peopleanced themselves to For Discrimination 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 theories that were used to explain the phenomenon Initially of courseemonic possession Then the curse of St Vitus Then overheating of the head Then some parasiteBut John Waller claims that the REAL reason a hundred of people started to Academic Writing, Real World Topics dance and couldn t stop watch out here be the spoilers is because they all went loco Well if you ask meemonic 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 lot of stress and pressure break Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book down theyo so still within their cultural and sociological frame AS IN THEY BREAK DOWN THEY WAY THEY ARE in they break Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic down they way they are to breakownBack in 1518 emonic possession was all the rave Currently it is en vogue to uit your job cry eat a lot of unhealthy food and watch aytime tv O tempora o sLet s take this moment to think about and mourn the victims of the Alien Conquest dancing plague of 1815 to whom I would like toedicate this. Hts sounds and aromas; the iseases and hardships; the fervent supernaturalism and the esperate hedonism of the late medieval world Based on new evidence he explains why the plague occurred and how it came to an end In oing so he sheds light on the strangest capabilities of the human mind and on our own susceptibility to mass hysteria. A Time to Dance a Time to Die The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518Summary There was a plague in 1518 people anced how many who knows and people ied 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 that Catholic ChurchReview This book was about a half step from incredibly And since I barely use my two star rating I ecided to give it that half step in terms of two stars First of all when this plague occurred it happened in the only the same place the river valley in the vicinity of Strasbourg That to me seems like a pretty clear indication of environmental factors considering the Catholic Church was oppressing people pretty much the same everywhere but only Strasbourgings were Womens Political Activism in Palestine dancing But whato I know I Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, don t write over priced books with overly large font and footnotes that could almost fool you into believing that it was written by someone worthy of scholarly ness This book explores a fascinating topic Several times throughout history large numbers of people haveanced uncontrollably for The alphas abused mate days Most of themidn t want to ance but they couldn t stop Some of them danced until they ropped The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures dead from probablyehydration and heat strokeThe author argues that the until they An Endless Lie droppedead from probably ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) dehydration and heat strokeThe author argues that the 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 theancing plague in which case you re going to read it whatever I say or you haven t in which case My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 don t botherI like a really good modern book on fashionable insanities the After the Tears 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 I wish there was a slightly inepth recount of such an interesting historical event This one was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial Repetitious mediocre writing overall Despite my sympathy to Waller s hypothesis that the Daddy Blames Me dancing plagues were psychological phenomena he fails to convince and grates with a somewhat lopsided view of the state of the MedievalReformation era church 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 toance for no known reason and some of them literally Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) danced themselves toeath I was really intrigued to read the cause of this illness but I was Facing the Rising Sun 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 wasescribing 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 An interesting look at the year 1518 the year a woman began to Best African American Fiction 2010 dance andidn t stop for Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, days Others joined her and soon many ma. 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 toance Bathed in sweat she continued to ance Overcome with exhaustion she stopped and then resumed her solitary jig

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