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Published: 29 April 2010

416 Pages | 16pp b/w plates

ISBN: 9780199580835

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The Ends of Life

Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England

Keith Thomas

  • A unique window onto the origins of our modern ideas of human fulfilment
  • Brings to life the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives at the dawn of the modern age - from work, wealth, and possessions to the pleasures of family, friendship, and sociability
  • Compares the opinions of the leading thinkers of the period with the views and practices of ordinary people
  • Illuminates the central values of the period while providing much food for thought on the perennial problem of how we should live our lives and the goals that we should pursue