This work shows that although the notion of the "dancing mania" is widely received today as a form of collective hysteria associated with nervous tics, this idea emerged in the mid nineteenth century, as medical historians and colonial physicians compared events that they believed held erratic, involuntary motion in common in the European Middle Ages and in parts of the colonial world alike.
|Title of host publication||Tanz und WahnSinn / Dance and ChoreoMania|
|Editors||Johannes Birringer, Josephine Fenger|
|Place of Publication||Leipzig|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|