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The diet of early humans - index to a collection of articles
- the views of naturalists, archaeologists and others

 

Europe / MidEast / Africa


Ancient Greece and Rome (800 BC - 325 AD)
Hesiod, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Diogenes, Epicurus, Ovid, Seneca, Plutarch, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus

Jesus and the early Christians
The Essenes, Clement of Alexandria

IVU Online Library - Digitised copies of complete original books, out of copyright

Timelines of Vegetarian History

Asia /Australasia


Ancient India and The East (800 BC - 232 BC
Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroaster, Buddhism

The Americas


Native Americans and Vegetarianism
Español Indios Norteamericanos y Vegetarianismo

North America: 18th Century


USA: 19th Century

Sylvester Graham, Henry David Thoreau

Europe: The Middle Ages
Monasteries, St.Francis of Assisi, Leonardo Da Vinci and many more

Europe: 18th Century

England: Early 19th Century
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bible Christian Church, many more

Europe: Late 19th Century
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Kingsford, Annie Besant, the formation of the Vegetarian Society UK, and more

Asia and Pacific up to 1900
Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka

North America: early 20th Century
Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Spock and more
Europe: Early 20th Century
George Bernard Shaw, Albert Schweitzer, Hitler and the Nazis; and much more
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
- 中文 - 莫汉达斯·卡拉姆昌德·甘地
- いゅ - 馋簙笷吹┰ ﹊紈ヌ

- Español - Gandhi

Latin America: late 20th Century

North America: late 20th Century
Toronto Vegetarian Association and more

Europe: late 20th Century
Yehudi Mehuin, Linda McCartney, Poland, Oxford Vegetarians many more
Sri Jayantilal N. Mankar (1895-1977)
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977)
The Australian Vegetarian Experience

Quotations and Poetry, mostly by Historical Characters