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

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"Magnificently detailed and wide-ranging."—Steven Shapin, The New Yorker

Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bloodless Revolution is a pioneering history of puritanical revolutionaries, European Hinduphiles, and visionary scientists who embraced radical ideas from the East and conspired to overthrow Western society's voracious hunger for meat. At the heart of this compelling history are the stories of John Zephaniah Holwell, survivor of the Black Hole of Calcutta, and John Stewart and John Oswald, who traveled to India in the eighteenth century, converted to the animal-friendly tenets of Hinduism, and returned to Europe to spread the word. Leading figures of the Enlightenment—among them Rousseau, Voltaire, and Benjamin Franklin—gave intellectual backing to the vegetarians, sowing the seeds for everything from Victorian soup kitchens to contemporary animal rights and environmentalism.

Spanning across three centuries with reverberations to our current world, The Bloodless Revolution is a stunning debut from a young historian with enormous talent and promise, "draw[ing] the different strands of the subject together in a way that has never been done before" (Keith Thomas, author of Man and the Natural World). 24 pages of illustrations.

Synopsis:

"Magnificently detailed and wide-ranging."--Steven Shapin,

Synopsis:

Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bloodless Revolutionis a comprehensive history of vegetarianism, 'draw[ing] the different strands of the subject together in a way that has never been done before' (Keith Thomas, author of Man and the Natural World).

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Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, is a comprehensive history of vegetarianism, "draw[ing] the different strands of the subject together in a way that has never been done before" (Keith Thomas, author of ).

About the Author

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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ISBN:
9780393330649
Author:
Stuart, Tristram
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Diets - Special Conditions
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Vegetarian - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Vegetarian - Vegan
Subject:
Vegetarianism - Europe - History
Subject:
Europeans - India - History - 17th century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 688 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393330649 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Magnificently detailed and wide-ranging."--Steven Shapin,
"Synopsis" by , Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, The Bloodless Revolutionis a comprehensive history of vegetarianism, 'draw[ing] the different strands of the subject together in a way that has never been done before' (Keith Thomas, author of Man and the Natural World).
"Synopsis" by , Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, is a comprehensive history of vegetarianism, "draw[ing] the different strands of the subject together in a way that has never been done before" (Keith Thomas, author of ).
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