Jerry Smith's Reviews > Time to Dance, a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

Time to Dance, a Time to Die by John Waller
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Sep 18, 2009

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Easy to read, relatively short book that probably goes into a category of: "Who knew?" Story of a strange affliction that affected hundreds in middle ages Europe. Doesn't really come to any conclusion because there really isn't one but the suggested reasons for the so called plague hold water.

Very interesting is the setting i.e. the historical context and how the reverence for the priesthood was beginning to come apart with their corrupt approach to religion. Generally, obviously, not a happy time to be alive really!
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