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

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`Waller's book should interest both historians and scientists, while the general reader will enjoy his colourful depictions of medieval life.' -- BBC Focus Magazine `An interesting and enjoyable read, which is not merely of historical interest, but also helps to explain some modern-day psychological phenomena.' -- Common Reader `A startling, chilling and utterly compelling account.' -- Good Book Guide `A book to make you grateful for the historical increase in human sanity.' -- New Scientist '`A Time to Dance, A Time to Die' is a medically sound, historically accurate link to the late medieval zeitgeist.' -- Fortean Times `Waller does a remarkable job of getting to the causes of the epidemic, looking at things from every angle.... Waller doesn't lay it on too thick, and brings the era alive to us.' -- Guardian `A compelling 'whatdunnit'' -- Times `A compelling history of workhouse children in the industrial revolution.' -- Guardian 'Waller writes with a passion and flair which commands the reader's attention.' -- Times Literary Supplement 'History approaching its best... combines a gripping story with a historian's attention to detail and context.' -- Australian

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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.

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