Max Weber: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus [The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism]

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1. Publishing History

Max Weber's Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus [The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism] provided a theory of the rise of capitalism which deeply influenced historical thought in the twentieth century. It was originally published as essays in 1904-1905 by the Archiv für soziale Gesetzgebung und Statistik, Tübingen. In 1930 it was translated into English for an edition published by George Allen and Unwin. The translator, Talcott Parsons, was then a young Tutor in Economics at Harvard but destined to become one of the most prominent social theorists of the 1960s. The edition was provided with a forward by R. H. Tawney (1880-1962), the r…

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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 September 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5597, accessed 16 April 2014.]


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  1. Religious Reform, Protestants, Dissenters