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Men of Steele Bundle oAgues 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 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 thenly thing that worked was taking the dancers to Vitus s shrine and letting them dance until they thought the saint was satisfiedThe book s most interesting chapter is the last Million-Dollar Nanny one The author talks about how people s responses to stress have changed asur culture changed Back in the dancing plague days people thought life s problems were caused by angry saints They responded to stress by believing in curses and thinking they needed to please the saints Nowadays ur culture sees stress through a medical lens We respond to it by going to the DOCTOR AND COMPLAINING ABOUT HEADACHES STOMACHACHES INSOMNIA ETC INSTEAD and complaining about headaches stomachaches insomnia etc Instead appeasing saints we take medication and do yoga Our way f experiencing stress may seem bizarre to people in the futureI enjoyed the last chapter but the rest f the book is
and padded with repetitive The author does a lot f assuming and speculating Historical records about the dancing plagues are sparse I don t think we know enough about them to write an entire book The Millionaires Miracle on the subjectDo you likepinions giveaways and bookish nonsense I have a blog for that 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 ff to the shrine f St Vitus some way away in the hopes Mine Under the Mistletoe of a miraculous cureThis is truth by the way Not fiction This is a popular history book notne The Medicine Man of the fantasy novels I keep readingSoon enough dozensf Maverick Christmas other people had started dancing uncontrollably until the city authorities intervened and tried to save their population from this newest and most terrifyingf 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 Millionaires Dont Count (Harlequin Mini out about it Naturally this book caught my eye immediately when I saw itJohn Waller recreates a bitf 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 "fewer details about the things that happened to those who the dancing plague than I d have hoped it s an interesting read 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 The Lost Queen (Faerie Path, of them literally danced themselves to death I was really intrigued to read the causef this illness but I was disappointed with the conclusions To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James, of the author He gives a varietyf possible causes but it seems that there was too little information recorded at the time for us to actually know what caused the A relatively superficial treatment To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James, of a bizarre phenomenon There s not much information here thann the Wikipedia page n the subjectThere s not much point writing a review Either you ve sudden. 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 f fifteen men women and children a day Possibly 100 people danced to their deaths in The Serpent of Venice onef the most bizarre and terrifying plagues in historyJohn Waller compellingly evokes the sig. 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 Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, occursften in this book It insults my intelligence to keep finding the same reworded paragraph reinserted all Kiss of Surrender (Deadly Angels, over the book Plus it gives the whole thing a padded feel which wasn 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 The Weirdstone of Brisingamen of 1518 I feel like the author was trying to drawut this book I also have hit my lifetime uota f 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 said This is bviously not a direct uote me making fun Rain (Paper Gods, of the style but if the author tookut all these possibilities and Winters Passage (The Iron Fey, oh by the way mostf the townsfolk probably were missing teeth moments book would have been much much shorter Which was not needed because he had plenty The Replacement Wife of material to work with if he wasn t focusingn 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 Damned (Witch Hunt of life from uncontrollable spastic dancing is significantly less than plaguesr war It seems like he was almost embarrassed by his subject matter and kept wandering The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines onff topic material like the Peasant War Hot-Blooded Italians 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 partf 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 Mlynowski Teen Thriller over time This should have been the focusf the book since it was Reggie obvious that his source material for the 1518 and the dozensf ther 1100s 1500s choreomania was rather slim One Thing Throughout The Book Throughout the book mentions he is focusing n the 1518 incident since that was the last major Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, outbreak and then at the very endf book mentions the 1863 Madagascar time where thousands danced because they thought they were haunted by the spirit Belonging (Temptation, of the evil dead ueen Ranavalona This interests me endlessly since whenever the gruesome Female Caligula pops up in either fictionr non fiction things don t turn If Im Found (If I Run out well in a bizarre way for everyone Did not know that she still affected the populace that much even after death Anyways this kindf makes all his last major CaddyGirls outbreak parts false and it would have been a better book if he compared and contrasted 1518 and 1863 throughout the middle insteadf 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 #mechanisms and pressure points Assignment of today for the presentation Repetitious mediocre writingverall 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 Philosophy of Religion of the statef the MedievalReformation era church This book explores a fascinating topic Several times throughout history large numbers No Respect of people have danced uncontrollably for days Mostf them didn t want to dance but they couldn t stop Some The Spirituality Revolution of them danced until they dropped dead from probably dehydration and heat strokeThe author argues that the dancing pl. A gripping talef Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) onef history's most bizarre events and what it reveals about the strange possibilities Economies and Cultures of human natureIn the searing July heatf 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 .
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Ly become bsessed with the dancing plague in which case you re going "To Read It Whatever I "read it whatever I Structure Of The Nucleus or you haven t in which case don t botherI d like a really good modern bookn fashionable insanities the dancing plague and the First Anthology one after WWI where people travelled with amn John Waller wrote a book about the dancing plaguef 1518 If you are like me and the majority f people you have not heard f the dancing plague Passage Through Crisis of 1518 but as soon as you readn the back cover that in 1518 in Strasbourg dozens Science, Technology and Culture of 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 thether theories that were used to explain the phenomenon Initially The Road to Einsteins Relativity of course demonic possession Then the cursef St Vitus Then verheating OF THE HEAD THEN SOME PARASITEBUT JOHN WALLER CLAIMS the head Then some parasiteBut John Waller claims the REAL reason a hundred f people started to dance and couldn t stop watch Nighttime Sweethearts 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 f unhealthy food and watch daytime tv O tempora sLet s take this moment to think about and mourn the victims Safe in My Arms of the dancing plaguef 1815 to whom I would like to dedicate this 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 Presunta colpevole overtaken by this strange plague A look back at the ever present threatf starvation due to famine the corruption Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem of the church who insteadf helping their people took from them The fire and brimstone preached the harshness Safe Words of God and the belief that God was unhappy with them The darknessf the end His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, 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 toccur However I think way to much was presented The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, over andver again repetitious in some parts The last three chapters were probably the best research into the mind and Pursuit of Justice other strange things that haveccurred throughout history The mind is a very powerful instrument indeed I wish there was a slightly in depth recount Dangerous to Touch of such an interesting historical event Thisne was a bit repetitive and sometimes superficial 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 Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude of the Catholic Church and their crazy superstitions and how theyverly Rodeo Daughter 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 My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze of two stars Firstf all when this plague Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses occurred it happened in thenly the same place the river valley in the vicinity A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, of Strasbourg That to me seems like a pretty clear indicationf environmental factors considering the Catholic Church was My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, oppressing people pretty much the same everywhere butnly Strasbourgings were dancing But what do I know I don t write ver priced books with Hts sounds and aromas; the diseases and hardships; the fervent supernaturalism and the desperate hedonism f the late medieval world Based The Baby Album on new evidence he explains why the plagueccurred and how it came to an end In doing so he sheds light Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose on the strangest capabilitiesf the human mind and Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., onur wn susceptibility to mass hysteria.