About this book
Subtitled, "Roads To Fulfilment In Early Modern England". A unique window onto the origins of our modern ideas of fulfilment, which compares opinions of leading thinkers with those of ordinary people.
The Ends of Life examines the ways in which English men and women between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries sought to lead fulfilling lives. In doing so it illuminates the central values of the period, while at the same time throwing incidental light on some of the perennial problems of human existence.
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