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The Protestant Ethic Debate: Max Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

David Chalcraft and Austin Harrington

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic, Western society, Replies, sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239765
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313868

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Chalcraft, editor

Austin Harrington, editor