A Time to Dance, a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

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Book Description Icon Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the true story of a wild dancing epidemic that brought death and fear to a 16th-century city, and the terrifying supernatural beliefs from which it arose.In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. They did not want to dance, but could not stop. Throughout August and early September more and more were seized by the same terrible compulsion.By the time the epidemic subsided, heat and exhaustion had claimed an unfold number of lives, leaving thousands bewildered and bereaved, and an enduring enigma for future generations.Drawing on fresh evidence, John Waller s account of the bizarre events of 1518 explains why Strasbourg s dancing plague took place. In doing so it leads us into a largely vanished world, evoking the sights, sounds, aromas, diseases and hardships, the fervent supernaturalism, and the desperate hedonism of the late medieval world.At the same time, the extraordinary story this book tells offers rich insights into how people behave when driven beyond the limits of endurance. Above all, this is an exploration into the strangest capabilities of the human mind and the extremes to which fear and irrationality can lead us. Seller Inventory # AA99781848310537

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Book Description Icon, 2009. 2-82. Condition: New. After one woman had danced to exhaustion in Strasbourg in July 1518, the dancing sickness quickly escalated into an epidemic that lasted over a month, with many people dying after dancing with crazed abandon for days. This study tells the story of the dancing plague, evokes the sights and sounds of the afflicted city and seeks to explain why people lapsed into that state of frantic delirium. Seller Inventory # 222595

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Book Description Icon Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the true story of a wild dancing epidemic that brought death and fear to a 16th-century city, and the terrifying supernatural beliefs from which it arose.In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. They did not want to dance, but could not stop. Throughout August and early September more and more were seized by the same terrible compulsion.By the time the epidemic subsided, heat and exhaustion had claimed an unfold number of lives, leaving thousands bewildered and bereaved, and an enduring enigma for future generations.Drawing on fresh evidence, John Waller s account of the bizarre events of 1518 explains why Strasbourg s dancing plague took place. In doing so it leads us into a largely vanished world, evoking the sights, sounds, aromas, diseases and hardships, the fervent supernaturalism, and the desperate hedonism of the late medieval world.At the same time, the extraordinary story this book tells offers rich insights into how people behave when driven beyond the limits of endurance. Above all, this is an exploration into the strangest capabilities of the human mind and the extremes to which fear and irrationality can lead us. Seller Inventory # AA99781848310537

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Book Description Icon Books Ltd. Condition: New. In July 1518 a plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. They did not want to dance, but could not stop. This title offers an account of the events of 1518 and explains why Strasbourg's dancing plague took place. Num Pages: 272 pages, b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JB; HBJD; HBLH; HBTB; MBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 17. Weight in Grams: 244. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781848310537

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