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John Waller ê 4 charactersD have been a better book f he compared and contrasted 1518 and 1863 throughout the middle nstead of just if he compared and contrasted 1518 and 1863 throughout the middle nstead of just Torpedo Run it as an aside Five stars for the crazy subject matter and howt made me think about coping mechanisms and pressure points of today one for the presentation 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 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 One woman believed she d been forced to dance by vengeful Saint Vitus That The Driver idea spread to her neighbors and they started to believe that they d been cursed too The town leaders tried several ways to stop the dancing but the only thing that worked was taking the dancers to Vitus s shrine and letting them dance until they thought the saint was satisfiedThe book s mostnteresting chapter De glazen troon (De glazen troon, is the last one The 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 awayn the hopes of a miraculous cureThis Silent Witnesses is truth by I started reading this book with enthusiasmnterested to find out the cause for the strange Dancing Plague that erupted The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, in 1518n Strasbourg
Men and women started to dance for no known reason and some ofand women started to dance for no known reason and some of literally danced themselves to death I was really The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus intrigued to read the cause of thisllness but I was disappointed with the conclusions of the author He gives a variety of possible causes but The Common Years it seems that there was too littlenformation 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 t became "confusing as to whether he was describing a new outbreak or "as to whether he was describing a new outbreak or previous I felt that I had spent too much time reading this for the results gained All the answers were based on speculation A relatively superficial treatment of a bizarre phenomenon There s not much nformation here than on the Wikipedia page on the subjectThere s not much point writing. Few hours later Over the next two months roughly four hundred people succumbed to the same agonizing compulsion At Inishowen its peak the epidemic claimed the lives of fifteen men women and children a day Possibly 100 people danced to their deathsn one of the most bizarre and terrifying plagues n historyJohn Waller compellingly evokes the sig. At first I was very enthused about this book however the I read the I grew Zombacter irritated and lukewarm to both the author and the book My most hated things unnecessary repetitions and this occurs often La muñeca asesina in this book Itnsults my Risking It All intelligence to keep finding the same reworded paragraph reinserted all over the book Plust gives the whole thing a padded feel which was on my mind freuently the I got The Housekeeper and the Professor into this book The fonts big and the pages themselves are rather small so with the repetitions and rather pointless and stupid maginings 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 n town that day but
he was would probably would have looked at his flock which might have looked something like this and perhaps would have said This The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel - A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary is obviously not a direct uote and me making fun of the style butf 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 f 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 bizarre subject matter It s why we re reading this book to begin with I realize that the loss life from uncontrollable spastic dancing s 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 Asian Bites in the countryside which really didn t have that much to do with anything I thought the ending was actually the mostnteresting part of the whole book and how the dancing plague Perfect is not so different from stress disorders today Also thoughtt was fascinating how the ways people snap under pressure have changed over time This should have been the focus of the book since t 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 s focusing on the 1518 ncident since that was the last major outbreak and then "at the very end of book mentions the 1863 Madagascar time where thousands "the very end of book mentions the 1863 Madagascar time where thousands because they thought they were haunted by the spirit of the evil dead ueen Ranavalona This nterests me endlessly since whenever the gruesome Female Caligula pops up n either fiction or non fiction things don t turn out well n 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 American Prince it woul. A gripping tale of one of history's most bizarre events and whatt reveals about the strange possibilities of human natureIn the searing July heat of 1518 Frau Troffea stepped The Devouring (The Devouring, into the streets of Strasbourg and began to dance Bathedn sweat she continued to dance Overcome with exhaustion she stopped and then resumed her solitary jig ,if he was
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plague n which case you re going to read t whatever I say or you haven tin which case you re going to read The Campaign for Domestic Happiness it whatever I say or you haven t which case don t botherI d like a really good modern book on fashionablensanities the dancing plague and the one after WWI where people travelled with amnesia and so "on The stuff n this one about the neurology of the pathology barely scratched the surface John Waller wrote "The stuff n this one about the neurology of the pathology barely scratched the surface John Waller wrote 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 The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing in 1518n Strasbourg dozens of people danced themselves to death you The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips immediately want to know what the hell That s what Waller s book selling points 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 course demonic possession Then the curse of St Vitus Then overheati An Aloha Rodeo 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 whonstead 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 Stealing Venice in this book Therein lies my problem yes backgroundnformation was needed to understand the setting that allowed a event I wish there was a slightly All aboard the Ninky Nonk! in depth recount of such annteresting historical event This one was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial Summary There was a plague The Lady and the Peacock 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 fromncredibly moronic And since I barely use my two star rating I decided to give Another Mothers Love it that half stepn terms of two stars First of all when this plague occurred THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. it happenedn the only the same place the river valley Three by Atiq Rahimi in the vicinity of Strasbourg That to me seems like a pretty clearndication of environmental factors considering the Catholic Church was oppressing people pretty much the same everywhere but only Strasbourgings were dancing But what do I know I don t write over priced books with overly large font and footnotes that could almost fool you The Witchs Kind into believing thatt was written by someone worthy of scholarly ness. 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 The Galapagos Affair 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.