The Dancing Mania by Justus Friedrich Karl Hecker

The Dancing Mania

byJustus Friedrich Karl Hecker

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The effects of the Black Death had not yet subsided, and the graves of millions of its victims were scarcely closed, when a strange delusion arose in Germany, which took possession of the minds of men, and, in spite of the divinity of our nature, hurried away body and soul into the magic circle of hellish superstition. It was a convulsion which in the most extraordinary manner infuriated the human frame, and excited the astonishment of contemporaries for more than two centuries, since which time it has never reappeared. It was called the dance of St. John or of St. Vitus, on account of the Bacchantic leaps by which it was characterized, and which gave to those affected, whilst performing their wild dance, and screaming and foaming with fury, all the appearance of persons possessed. It did not remain confined to particular localities, but was propagated by the sight of the sufferers, like a demoniacal epidemic, over the whole of Germany and the neighbouring countries to the north-west, which were already prepared for its reception by the prevailing opinions of the time.

Title:The Dancing ManiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Justus Friedrich Karl HeckerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:6050376883

ISBN - 13:9786050376883

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