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IVU Vegetarian History Bookstore



IVU owns a copy of each of the books (& DVDs) below.
Some are specifically about vegetarianism, others are more of background interest.
(Some may now be unavailable or have rarity pricing... see Online Library for digitised old books)

Naturally some are better or more useful than others - you can often find reviews about them on the linked pages on
(if you buy books from these links IVU gets a small commission - if you are not in the USA check your local amazon or other online bookseller as they may be cheaper and/or quicker)
The date under each book is first publication/major revision, the link may be to a later edition.

The Penguin History of Greece by A. R. Burn 1965

Orpheus and Greek Religion by W. K. Guthrie 1935/52

Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: A Brief History by Charles H. Kahn 2001

India: A Concise History by Francis Watson 1974

Living the vegetarian way by Dr. J. M Jussawalla 1971

Life of Mahavira by Manak Chand Jaini 1908 (reprint)

Religious Vegetarianism: From Hesiod to the Dalai Lama by Kerry Walters and Lisa Portmess 2001

Diet For Transcendence: Vegetarianism and the World Religions by Steven Rosen 1987/97

Judaism and Vegetarianism by Richard H. Schwartz 2001

Guided by the Faith of Christ: Seeking to Stop Violence and Scapegoating by Stephen R Kaufman 2008

Every Creature a Word of God by Annika Spalde and Pelle Strindlund 2008

Ethical Vegetarianism from Pythagoras to Peter Singer by Kerry Walters and Lisa Portmess 1999

Vegetarian America: A History by Karen Iacobbo and Michael Iacobbo 2004

Vegetarianism in Australia - 1788 to 1948: a cultural and social history by Edgar Crook 2006

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams 1990/2000

Shelley, a Life Story by Edmund Blunden 1946

Shelley: Selected Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edited and Intro by Isabel Quigly 1956

Being Shelley: The Poet's Search for Himself by Ann Wroe 2007

Shelley and the Revolution in Taste: The Body and the Natural World by Timothy Morton 1994

Shelley's Principles by Henry S. Salt 1892

Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality by Emily W. Sunstein 1989

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 1818/1836. Ed. Marylin Butler 1993

The Last Man by Mary Shelley 1826, Ed. Morton D. Paley 2004