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The Renaissance Town That Nearly Danced Itself To Death

Five hundred years ago in July, a strange mania seized the city of Strasbourg. Citizens by the hundreds started to dance, seemingly for no reason — it went on for days until some became unconscious or, in some cases, even dead. What caused Strasbourg's three-month dancing plague of 1518?

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The Renaissance Town That Nearly Danced Itself To Death
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