Nourriture et boissons , Essais et documents généraux, Nutrition, Religion
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The word "vegetarian" wasn't coined until the 1840s, but the vegetarian impulse has been deeply-seated in Western culture since the 17th century - Francis Bacon and Thomas Bushell contended that a vegetarian diet provided a key not only to long… life but also to spiritual perfection. Stuart follows its development through its Romantic proponents Shelley and Rousseau and on into the 19th century, when doctors proffered scientific evidence that human teeth and intestines were more similar to those of herbivores than of carnivores, to more recent history, which has seen the expansion of a correlative animal-rights movement. 2006.