tarantism


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a nervous disorder characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance

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She also writes of the younger generation's attempts at exotic fusions with other musical forms, and the use of instruments such as the bagpipe which had not been previously associated with tarantism.
Ficino includes an analysis of tarantism in the De vita to illustrate the "Phoebean and medical" powers of music: his discussion is taken over by Agrippa in his De occulta philosophia, a text Gohory also knew well.
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The land of remorse; a study of Southern Italian tarantism.
Tarantism are at The Tanners Arms, Newcastle, on Thursday.
This kind of hysteria reached its peak with tarantism, a mythical illness that arose in Europe about 500 years ago.
The original wolf spider known by the name tarantula was believed to have a bite that caused a hysteria called tarantism.