The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic: An Enquiry Into the Weber Thesis

Edward Elgar Publishing (1994)
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Abstract

Max Weber was fascinated by the differing historical paths traced by Western civilizaiton and the civilizations of the East. His essay, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism addresses the forces behind the social transformations of the industrial revolution. Weber's thesis proposes a causal link between the forces of the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.

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