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General Economic History

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This book, the last work of the great German sociologist and historian Max Weber (1864–1920), is based on a series of lectures he delivered in 1919–20. The present volume brings together major ideas that explain economic life and change. Beginning with descriptions and analyses of the early agrarian systems, Part One takes the reader through the manorial system, the guilds ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 3rd 2003 by Dover Publications (first published 1920)
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The contributions of the city in the whole field of culture are extensive. The city created the party and the demagogue. It is true that we find all through history struggles between cliques, factions of nobles, and office-seekers, but nowhere outside the occidental cities are there parties in the present-day sense of the word, and as little are there demagogues in the sense of party leaders and seekers for ministerial posts. The city and it alone has brought forth the phenomena of the history o ...more
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Bastante pesada la lectura, sin previas nociones de economía resultaría difícil comprenderlo a totalidad. Weber asocia los fenómenos de una estructura económica definida por los clásicos con los ciclos culturales (para nada estacionarios).
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Maximilian Carl Emil Weber was a German lawyer, politician, historian, sociologist and political economist, who profoundly influenced social theory and the remit of sociology itself. His major works dealt with the rationalization, bureaucratization and 'disenchantment' associated with the rise of capitalism. Weber was, along with his associate Georg Simmel, a central figure in t
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