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Sins of the Flesh


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Introduction: Bill of Fare to the Feast: The Whats and Whys ofVegetarianism
1: The Human in Prehistory
2: Eastern Religions and Practice
3: Pythagoreanism
4: Greek Philosophy and Roman Imperium
5: Judaism and The Earlier Christian Heritage
6: Bogomils, Cathars, and the Later Medieval Mind
7: The Humanism of the Renaissance
8: The Cartesians and their Adversaries in the Seventeenth andEighteenth Centuries
9: Preaching without Practising: From Mandeville and Pope to Goldsmithand Wagner
10: Militant Advocates: From Oswald and Ritson to Shelley, Phillips,and Gompertz
11: The Victorians, the Edwardians, and the Founding of the VegetarianSociety
12: Vegetarians and Vegans in the Twentieth Century
13: Vegetarianism in North America
Postscript: Prospects

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Sins of the Flesh is a fascinating, ground-breaking history ofethical vegetarianism that will appeal to all readers concerned withhuman-animal relations and the foundations of animal rights.

About the Author

Rod Preece is a professor emeritus atWilfrid Laurier University.


"In the field of animal studies, Rod Preece is a world-renowned scholar, and this current volume confirms that his reputation is well deserved. - Jodey Castricano, editor of Animal Subjects"

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