Max Weber: An Intellectual Portrait

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 522 pages
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"Where others have restricted themselves to brief interpretations of analyses of specific aspects of Weber's work, Bendix has attempted the full scale study that has long been needed. As such, it unquestionably fulfills the minimum requirements. It is admirably clear, well organized, inclusive, and based on long and conscientious research. For the student who wants an introductory guide to Weber, it will be a godsend, providing as it does the over all structure that the theoretician himself did not live to complete....Bendix's book proves not to be an 'intellectual portrait' at all: its subtitle is a misnomer. It is rather an expert and extremely useful key to his work. A really exciting and original book on Weber."--"American Historical Review"
  

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Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
xiii
Introduction to the Original Edition
xlv
Career and Personal Orientation
1
PART ONE GERMAN SOCIETY
11
Chapter HI Aspects of Economic Rationality in
49
PART TWO SOCIETY RELIGION
81
Society and Religion in China
98
Society and Religion in India
142
POLITICAL DECLINE RELIGIOUS CONFLICT
233
Max Webers Sociology of Religion
257
PART THREE DOMINATION ORGANIZATION
283
LEGITIMACY
290
Charismatic Leadership and Domination
298
ASPECTS OF DOMINATION ON THE BASIS
308
THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS
325
The Emergence
385

SOCIETY
159
HINDU ORTHODOXY AND THE BRAHMIN
170
SECULAR ETHIC
193
Society and Religion in Ancient
200
POLITICAL ORGANIZATION AND RELIGIOUS
214
DOMINATION
431
A Contemporary Perspective
458
Max Webers Image of Society
469
Index
495
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About the author (1977)

Reinhard Bendix (1916-1991) was professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the recipient of many awards and honors throughout his lifetime, including being a fellow for the Fulbright Program, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholar. He belonged to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

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