A Quality of Life: Accessing Seventeenth Century Data—The Example of Dublin

  • Thomas E. Jordan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


Developing a representation of the quality of life in an era far removed in time from our own is challenging; not the least of the problems is the anachronism of construing the concept of quality of life in its twenty-first formulation as a suitable vehicle. In a number of former eras survival and shelter, rather than embellishments of personal fulfillment, were ambitions unmet by ordinary people.


Seventeenth Century Parish Boundary Violent Death Register Society Personal Fulfillment 
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  • Thomas E. Jordan
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  1. 1.University of MissouriSt. LouisUSA

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