Max Weber's comparative-historical sociology


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The revival of historical sociology in recent decades has largely neglected the contributions of Max Weber. Yet Weber's writings offer a fundamental resource for analyzing problems of comparative historical development. Stephen Kalberg rejects the view that Weber's historical writings consist of an ambiguous mixture of fragmented ideal types on the one hand and the charting of vast processes of rationalization and bureaucracy on the other. On the contrary, Weber's substantive work offers a coherent and distinctive model for ...

Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226423036

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