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The heretic's feast : a history of vegetarianism

Author: Colin Spencer
Publisher: Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In this fascinating and informative story of vegetarianism since prehistoric times, Colin Spencer describes the religious, philosophical, and social aspects of vegetarianism, introducing such prominent and often colorful practitioners as Pythagoras, Ovid, Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Thomas More, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, Gandhi, and Hitler. Though the word  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spencer, Colin.
Heretic's feast.
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1996
(OCoLC)623168790
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Spencer
ISBN: 0874517605 9780874517606 0874517087 9780874517088
OCLC Number: 31934191
Description: xiii, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Pythagoras and his inheritance --
India --
Plato to Porphyry --
Early Christianity --
Gnostic sects and the Manicheans --
The Bogomils, the Cathars, and the Orthodox Church --
The Renaissance --
The clockwork universe --
The Rise of Humanism --
Docks and dandelions --
Sunlight and sandals --
Sentient or machine --
Afterword --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Colin Spencer.

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"Anyone who cares about what people eat - not the trendy dish of the month, but about diet and attitude, food, and philosophy - will want to work through The Heretic's Feast." --Los Angeles Times

 
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