Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Taylor & Francis Group, 1930 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the Protestant ethic made possible and encouraged the development of capitalism in the West. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Even now, this is a profoundly interesting and detailed book, being the foundation of economic sociology, and is of considerable use today. The main thesis is that several Christian denominations ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

This review concerns the Norton Critical Edition of Weber's work. The Protestant Ethic is a dramatic, seductive, original work that, despite its controversial premise, deserves an edition such as this ... Read full review

About the author (1930)

Max Weber (1864-1920). One of the founding fathers of modern sociology.

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