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One of the most renowned and controversial works of modern social science.
Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical figure in contemporary sociology.
Times Higher Education Supplement --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A brilliant book which studies the psychological conditions which made possible the development of capitalist civilization. The book analyzes the connection between the spread of Calvinism and a new attitude toward the pursuit of wealth in post-Reformation Europe and England, and attitude which permitted, encouraged--even sanctified--the human quest for prosperity. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Max Weber (1864-1920) had noticed that Protestants appeared excessively under the numbers of people who economically were successful. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2005 by FrizzText
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The theoretical legacy of Max Weber -- namely, sociology as an independent science only dubiously dependent upon either... Read more
As it is one of the most important and influential masterpieces in the history of the social science, if you can understand the analytical methods used in this book, the rest is... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Masahiko OKAZAKI
My spin is that Weber's work is helpful in that so many writers reference him that you need to know what he said in order to comprehend the point they're making. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr.
This book is the founder of the prolific field of eocnomic sociology. It introduces the concept that culture (in the form of the protestant ethic) is better adapted to fit... Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by Denis Benchimol Minev
THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM by Max Weber is the kind of book which I imagined was important in my youth. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2003 by Bruce P. Barten
This book is legendary. Max Weber arguably was the first social scientists who devoted his life's work to cross-cultural studies. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2002 by Bjorn Brekke
Weber's work is, among other things, a great example of what happens when research goes bad. His work is most significant to academia because it shows what can happen when a... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2001 by Charlotte A. Hu