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Max Weber: An Introduction to His Life and Work
by Dirk Käsler
translated by Philippa Hurd
University of Chicago Press, 1988
Paper: 978-0-226-42560-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-42559-7
Library of Congress Classification HM22.G3W446813 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.092

Max Weber: An Introduction to His Life and Work has established itself as the standard short introduction in German to the work of Max Weber, and appears here for the first time in English translation. Sociologist Dirk Käsler has a profound sense of Weber's writings, yet manages to make Weber's ideas accessible to the beginner.

Käsler offers a comprehensive account of Weber's views, giving attention both to the context in which Weber produced his most significant contributions to social science, and to the changes involved in his work over the course of his career. This volume also serves as an introduction to the controversies that Weber's writings have stimulated, from the time of their first appearance to the present day.

This book will be of vital interest to anyone concerned with Max Weber and will undoubtedly become the leading student text on Weber in the English-speaking world.

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