The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, Jan 29, 2008 - Cooking - 628 pages
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A cultural and political history of vegetarianism explains how puritanical revolutionaries, European Hinduphiles, and visionary scientists conspired to overthrow Western society's fierce devotion to the consumption of meat, tracing three centuries of the movement from eighteenth-century converts to Hinduism to present-day environmentalism and the animal rights movement. Reprint.

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Review: The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

To be honest I have failed to finish this book for the second time and I am not sure if the fault lies with me or with it. It is definitely filled with interesting historical facts, but tends, to my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Dunn - Goodreads

Fascinating. A little exhausting? Sure, but so is exercise. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Tristram Stuart has been a freelance writer for Indian newspapers, a project manager in Kosovo and a prominent critic of the food industry. He has made regular contributions to television documentaries, radio and newspapers on the social and environmental aspects of food. His first book, The Bloodless Revolution--'magnificently detailed and wide-ranging' (New Yorker)--was published in 2007, and Waste in 2009. A graduate of Cambridge University, he lives in England, where he rears pigs, chickens and bees.

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