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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism : Routledge Classics - Max Weber

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Routledge Classics

By: Max Weber

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780415255592
Number Of Pages: 316

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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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"One of the most renowned and controversial works of modern social science." -Anthony Giddens "Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical figure in contemporary sociology." -Times Higher Education Supplement

Translator's Preface
Author's Introduction
The Problem
Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
The Spirit of Capitalism
Luther's Conception of the Calling: Task of the Investigation.
The Practical Ethics of the Ascetic Branches of Protestantism
The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism
The Baptist Sects
Ascetisism and the Spirit of Capitalism Notes
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ISBN: 9780415255592
ISBN-10: 0415255597
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2