This series traces the history of veganism all the way from ancient times through to the present day. Covering both broad historical trends, and focused profiles of individuals, the History of Veganism series explores such questions as:
- When did the concept of veganism first arise?
- How did cultural and societal changes impact food choices, and the way humans thought of other animals?
- Which well-known historical figures were vegan?
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How far back does veganism reach? Is veganism a modern-day invention, or were there vegans in ancient times? In this first edition of The History of Veganism series, we start from the very beginning.Read more about Vegans In Ancient Times | The History of Veganism Part One
Were vegan principles and practices shaped by the rise of major world religions during the Middle Ages? Learn about the interplay of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism & secular ethics.Read more about Vegans In The Middle Ages | The History of Veganism Part Two
The Renaissance was a time of innovation and revolution within art, architecture, politics, science, astronomy, literature, and—veganism? Learn how the rise of humanistic individuality led to the acknowledgement of non-humans as individuals as well.Read more about Vegans In The Renaissance | The History of Veganism Part Three
Leonardo da Vinci was the quintessential renaissance man: artist, inventor, botanist, engineer, architect, historian, geologist, and…vegan? Learn about da Vinci’s lesser-known contributions to the fields of animal rights and ethical veganism.Read more about Was Leonardo da Vinci VEGAN? | The History of Veganism Spotlight