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

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W.W. Norton & Company, 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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THE BLOODLESS REVOLUTION: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

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An epic of non-carnivorous restraint.Stuart, a young British scholar, offers portraits of often little-known figures who would not eat anything with a mother or a face, and he blends these character ... Read full review

The bloodless revolution: a cultural history of vegetarianism from 1600 to modern times

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In his first book, historian and freelance writer Stuart explores the advocacy of vegetarianism by numerous individuals and groups in the West from 1600 to the present. Examining various vegetarian ... Read full review

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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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