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Religion and Economic Action: The Protestant Ethic, the Rise of Capitalism and the Abuses of Scholarship

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The idea that capitalism grew out of Puritan values, as unlikely as it seems, has aroused much interest among economic historians. First proposed by Max Weber, the hypothesis gained wide acceptance through the writings of R.H. Tawney. In this bold and hard-hitting essay, Samuelsson cuts through the controversy and convincingly challenges Weber's hypothesis and many of Tawn ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published November 11th 1993 by University of Toronto Press
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