[Sca-cooks] medieval ascetics menus

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Oct 4 06:35:38 PDT 2009

Histories include: Vegetarianism: A History by Colin Spencer. Earlier  
edition was titled: The Heretic's Feast: A History of Vegetarianism.  
There's also The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of  
Vegetarianism: From 1600 to Modern Times by Tristam Stuart.

The author who wrote extensively about the practice in late 17th  
century England was Thomas Tryon (1634-1703). At that time the term  
being used was that one was a follower of Pythagoras and several of  
Tryon's books were published under the name pseudonym Philotheos  


On Oct 4, 2009, at 5:27 AM, Volker Bach wrote:
> I know of two books that look at the issue, though boith mainly  
> focus on women and look at it from a psychological and mediocal  
> perspective. R. M. Bell: Holy Anorexia (Chicago 1985) and W.  
> Vandereycken, R. van Deth & R. Meermann: Wundermädchen,  
> Hungerkünstler Magersucht, Eine Kulturgeschichte der Ess-Störungen  
> (Weinheim/Basel/Berlin 2003). Looking into Saints' lives can give  
> you scary details on some of them.
> Cheers   giano

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