The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber

This book is a sociological study that explores the relationship between the ethics of ascetic Protestantism and the emergence of the spirit of modern capitalism. The author argues that the religious ideas of groups such as the Calvinists played a role in creating the capitalistic spirit. The work is noted for its rigorous methodology and its contribution to the broader understanding of the origins and development of capitalism. It has been widely influential across social sciences, especially in sociology and economics.

The 1343rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 278

Since this book was first published in 1905, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 278.0.

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