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ISBN#9781568582917
BIB ID#824658
Call# 613.262 S

Vegetarianism

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Publisher
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002. (CEL25-02/03)
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Description
xiv, 384 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary
Originally published under title: The heretic's feast. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1996. In the Beginning -- The Decisive Primate -- The Aquatic Ape? -- Toolmakers and Gatherers -- Migration -- The Emergence of Humans -- Gathering Food -- Taming the Environment -- Surplus Food -- Altars and Gardens -- Pythagoras and His Inheritance -- Meat in Homer -- The Life of Pythagoras -- The Teaching -- Beans -- The School at Croton -- Stories -- Religious Practice -- The Orphic Religion -- Egypt -- Zoroaster -- The Pythagorean Enigma -- Empedocles -- The Pythagoreans -- Aristoxenus -- The Heritage of Pythagoras -- India -- The Indus Valley -- The Aryan Invasion -- Hinduism -- Buddhism -- Jainism -- Asoka -- Plato to Porphyry -- Plato at Table -- Greek Food -- Aristotle -- The Stoics -- Rome -- Plutarch -- The Neoplatonists -- Porphyry -- Early Christianity -- St Paul's Gospel -- The Essenes -- The Dietary Laws -- Christian Expansion -- Asceticism -- Meat and Milk -- The Quail Plague -- Clean or Unclean -- Gnostic Sects and the Manicheans -- Whence Came the True Voice of God? -- The Equality of Women. Gnostic Variety -- Manicheanism -- Augustine of Hippo -- The Bogomils, the Cathars and the Orthodox Church -- The Paulicians -- The Massalians -- The Bogomils -- Royal Converts -- Growing Heresies -- Pure and Vegetarian -- Cathar Doctrine -- The Albigensian Crusade -- Two Christian Saints -- The Criminal Prosecution of Animals -- Articles of Faith -- Medieval Fasting -- The Renaissance -- Riches and Famine -- Dissident Voices -- Renaissance Man Himself -- Food as Secular Ritual -- Rediscoveries -- Explorations -- The Clockwork Universe -- Cartesianism -- More Dissidents -- Thomas Tryon -- Soul Searching -- To Eat Meat or Not? -- Two Poets -- Pierre Bayle -- The Rise of Humanism -- The Reforming Spirit -- Belief and Scepticism -- Voltaire -- Paine -- Paley -- Franklin -- Ritson and the Cry of Nature -- The Agricultural Revolution -- Shelley -- Docks and Dandelions -- Swedenborg's Disciples -- Concordium -- Ramsgate and After -- The Indian Mutiny -- Animal Slaughter -- The United States -- London and Reform. George Bernard Shaw -- Wagner -- Croydon and the Simple Life -- Animal Welfare -- Tolstoy and the Dukhobors -- Gandhi and the Danielites -- The Flowering of the Ethic -- Sunlight and Sandals -- Poverty and War -- Criticism and Ridicule -- Raw Foods -- Hitler -- Between the Wars -- The Order of the Cross and Mazdaznanism -- The Second World War -- Sentient or Machine? -- The Counter-Culture -- Modern Farming -- Caring for the Environment -- The Concept of Pure Food -- Government Bungling -- Genetic Engineering -- Class -- The Reason Why -- The Future -- The Later History of Buddhism -- Manicheanism in China -- Modern Hinduism -- The Rise of the Vegetarian Cookery Book. Spencer, author of several vegetarian cookbooks and British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History, aims to show societal factors leading to vegetarian creeds. He finds that it always involves pacifism and the questioning of established ideas and is usually met by some mega- dissing through mockery and antagonism. Thirteen chapters move chronologically from prehistory to Pythagoras to genetic engineering and organic farming. This is an important book, if for no other reason, than so few such histories have been written. This reprint of Vegetarianism (Grub Street, 2000), is itself a revision of the original publication, The Heretic's Feast (Fourth Estate, 1993). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  Colin Spencer provides an in-depth account of vegetarianism. From prehistory to the present, he discusses those who came to vegetarianism by choice, from the religions who preach it such as Hinduism and Seventh-Day Adventism, to the individuals who practice it, including Leonardo da Vinci and, ironically, Adolf Hitler. Throughout history, vegetarians have been maligned and persecuted by their meat-eating brethren. Spencer looks at the psychology of abstention, the ideas behind a meat-free diet, as well as the environmental effects of meat production and the implications of genetic engineering. Although the vegetarian movement dates back to 600 B.C., it is only now becoming a practice valued by many who previously would have wondered, "Where's the beef?"

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Central Adult Non-Fic- Ask at Desk613.262 SAdult Trade Paperback0228456223111Due 11-12-2014
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