Max Weber: An Intellectual Portrait

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University of California Press, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 522 pages
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The purpose of this book is to make Weber's sociological work more accessible and more thematically coherent than it is either in the original or in translation. This volume is used as an introduction to the study of orignal Weber texts and gives the reader a systematic presentation of Weber's sociological studies.  
 

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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 political science at the University of California in Berkeley, where he has been teaching since 1947. Born in Berlin in 1916, Bendix fled the Hitler regime when he was twenty-two, and came to the United States, where he entered the University of Chicago. There he studied sociology and obtained a B.A. in 1941, an M.A. in 1943, and his Ph.D. four years later. In 1970 he was president of the American Sociological Association.   Among his numerous books are Work an Authority (1956), Nation-baking and Citizenship (1964), Embattled Reason (1970), and Kinds or People (1980).

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