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Published: 01 May 2001

160 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9780853239765

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The Protestant Ethic Debate

Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

edited by David Chalcraft and Austin Harrington

Liverpool University Press

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further essays with which he intended to extend the study, he did complete four lengthy Replies to reviews of the text by two German historians. Written between 1907 and 1910, the Replies offer a fascinating insight into Weber's intentions in the original study, and the present volume is the first complete translation of all four Replies in English.