General Economic History

General Economic History by Max Weber 1614275432 9781614275435
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2013 Reprint of 1927 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Max Webers "General Economic History" is based on his lecture notes and compiled shortly after his death. In this work Weber proposes an institutional theory of the rise of capitalism in the west. Unlike in his classic work on the Protestant ethic, religion is given a minor role. The emphasis of the work lies instead on the place of the state and calculable law in allowing economic actors to predict exchange for gain. Webers institutional theory of capitalism was rediscovered in the early 1980s by writers like Randall Collins, Daniel Chirot, and Douglass C. North, who worked to replace theories based largely on Immanuel Wallersteins "World Systems" theory. Though today read primarily by sociologists and social philosophers, Webers work did have a significant influence on Frank Knight, one of the founders of the neoclassical Chicago school of economics, who translated Webers General Economic History into English in 1927.

Author: Max Weber

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 420

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

Publication Date: 2013-12-11


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