A Copper Farthing: Sir William Petty and His Times, 1623-1687
Throughout his life Sir William Petty (1623-1687) pursued intellectual and entrepreneurial themes. On occasion an abrasive and grasping man, he was also amusing. His intellectual life was rich, and he was a pioneer in the analysis of social and economic matters. Petty knew the great men of his age, and his life provides perspective on his times. Through the progression of his life, we see people, events and places refracted with clarity amidst plague, fire, and the tragedy which was Ireland.
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