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Max Weber

(b Belostok [now Białystok, Poland], 18 Apr. 1881; d Great Neck, NY, 4 Oct. 1961). Russian-born American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer, whose work more than that of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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...Weber’s publications include Cubist Poems ( 1914 ) and Primitives ( 1926 ), a poetry collection illustrated with his own prints, as well as Essays on Art ( 1916 ), and an autobiographical work titled Max Weber ( 1945 ). http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-00910.html?a=1&n=max%20weber&d=10&ss=0&q=1 (subscription) Biography, bibliography https://www.albrightknox.org/search-collection?keyword=%22max+weber%22&search_by=all&op=Search&title=%22max+weber%22&field_brief_bio_value=%22max+weber%22&title_person=%22max+weber%22&field_description_value=%22max...

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Mathew Guest

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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2022
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...injunctions against frivolity and indulgence, so that excess wealth was inevitably reinvested, hence legitimizing the logic of modern capitalism. Mathew Guest M. Weber , The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (New York, 1958). M. Weber , From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (London, 1967). M. Weber , The Sociology of Religion (Boston, 1963). P. Ghosh , Max Weber and ‘The Protestant Ethic’ (Oxford,...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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..., Max , (Erfurt, 1864–1920 , Munich), a noted economist and sociologist who developed religious sociology; he published a series of essays including Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus of 1920 ( Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Religionssoziologie , 1920 , repeatedly reprinted). A democratic politician ( Gesammelte politische Schriften , 1921 , repr. 1971 ), he shared common ground with F. Naumann...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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..., Max ( 1864–1920 ) German sociologist . He advanced the concept of ‘ideal types’, generalized models of social situations, as a method of analysis. In his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism ( 1904–05 ), he put forward the idea that Calvinism was influential in the rise of capitalism...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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..., Max ( 1864–1920 ) An eminent and highly influential German sociologist. He wrote quite extensively on both Hinduism and Buddhism from a theoretical perspective. Among his works is The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism ( 1921 ) (English trans. by Hans H. Gerth and Don Martindale , 1958...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...Poems and Woodcuts (New York, 1926) Bibliography Max Weber Retrospective Exhibition, 1907–1930 (exh. cat., ed. A. H. Barr Jr. ; New York, MOMA, 1930) Max Weber (exh. cat., ed. L. Goodrich ; New York, Whitney, 1949) S. Leonard : Henri Rousseau and Max Weber (New York, 1970) P. B. North : Max Weber: The Early Paintings (1905–1920) (diss., Wilmington, U. DE, 1974) A. Werner : Max Weber (New York, 1975) D. R. Rubenstein : Max Weber: A Catalogue Raisonné of his Graphic Work (Chicago, 1980) Max Weber: American Modern (exh. cat., ed. P. North ; New...

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Sam Whimster

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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660 words

...Weber, Max ( 1864–1920 ), German sociologist. Max Weber was the author of one of the most important theses for the emergence of modern capitalism in the West, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism . Yet whether one would term him an economic historian is open to debate. Equally, there are those who would argue that Weber was not a sociologist—even though he is regarded as a founding father of sociology—but rather a human scientist whose writings belong to an older tradition of politics and Nationalökonomie ( Hennis , 2000) . Weber's writings...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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...to show interest in it), but most importantly by Cubism (in sculpture as well as painting). After about 1917 , however, Weber’s work became more naturalistic. During the 1930s his subjects often expressed his social concern and in the 1940s his work included scenes with rabbis and Jewish scholars—mystical recollections of his Russian childhood. He published several books, including Cubist Poems and the autobiographical Max Weber ( 1945...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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207 words

..., Max ( 1881–1961 ). American painter, sculptor, and photographer. Born in Russia, Weber grew up in Brooklyn, a self-conscious outsider, strongly aware of his Jewish heritage. From 1898 to 1900 he studied in New York under Arthur Wesley Dow. In Paris from 1905 he admired the Fauves and Cubists , integrating their influences with memories of Russian religion and folk art. Returning to America in 1909 , he explored New York's chaotic rhythms in paintings attacked by critics for their radical fragmentation, such as Chinese Restaurant ( 1915 ; New...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
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..., Max ( 1864–1920 ) German sociologist and philosopher . Born in Berlin into a liberal legal family, Weber studied law and the history of law at various universities. He had a brief academic career as professor of economics in Freiburg and Heidelberg, before retiring through the onset of ill-health in 1897 . Weber is remembered philosophically first for insisting on the distinction between fact and value, and for insisting that the conduct of the social sciences must be value-free. He is remembered secondly for his adherence to the Verstehen ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...posited some kind of higher being that exists beyond earthly realms, and asks how organized religions evolve out of these ‘primitive’ beliefs. Further Reading: R. Bendix Max Weber: An Intellectual Portrait (1962). S. Kalberg The Social Thought of Max Weber ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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...to show interest in it), but most importantly by Cubism (in sculpture as well as painting). After about 1917 , however, Weber's work became more naturalistic. During the 1930s his subjects often expressed his social concern and in the 1940s his work included scenes with rabbis and Jewish scholars—mystical recollections of his Russian childhood. He published several books, including Cubist Poems and the autobiographical Max Weber ( 1945...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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..., Max ( 1864–1920 ). Major scholar and sociologist, who is regarded, alongside E. Durkheim , as a founder of the sociology of religion. Weber's essay The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism ( 1904–5 ) encapsulates the central tenets of Weber's sociological approach to religion. Popular accounts notwithstanding, Weber did not claim that Protestantism caused capitalism. Rather, by postulating an ‘elective affinity’ between the ethic of Protestantism and the spirit of modern rational capitalism he articulated one specific link in a complex...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
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...Weber’s fascinating biography of her husband ( Max Weber: A Biography , 1926 ) is a sociological classic—though frequently economical with the truth about Weber’s private and public life. See also absolutism ; action theory ; charisma ; domination ; feudalism ; formal rationality ; Hinduism ; industrial society ; interpretation ; law, sociology of ; legitimacy ; patrimonialism ; protestant ethic ; religion, sociology of . http://www.mohr.de/en/sociology/text-editions/max-weber-gesamtausgabe/edition.html The official guide to Weber’s...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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...convincing rationale for his famous antithesis between bureaucracy and charisma. (See also Bureaucratic Politics ; Marxism ; Modernity .) Max Weber , Economy and Society , ed. Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich (New York, 1968). Wolfgang Mommsen , The Age of Bureaucracy (Oxford, 1974). David Beetham , Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics , 2d ed. (Cambridge, U.K., 1985). Wolfgang Mommsen , Max Weber and German Politics, 1890–1920 (Chicago, 1985). David...

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David Beetham

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

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2014
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...rationale for his famous antithesis between bureaucracy and charisma. [ See also Bureaucratic Politics ; and Marxism . ] Bibliography Beetham, David . Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics . 2d ed. (Cambridge, U.K., 1985). Mommsen, Wolfgang . The Age of Bureaucracy . (Oxford, U.K., 1974). Mommsen, Wolfgang . Max Weber and German Politics, 1890–1920 . (Chicago, 1985). Weber, Max . Economy and Society . Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich . (New York, 1968). David...

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David Beetham

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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... [ See also Bureaucratic Politics ; Capitalism ; Class and Politics ; Ethnicity ; Liberalism ; Marxism ; and Modernity .] Beetham, David . Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics . 2d ed. (Cambridge, UK, 1985). Mommsen, Wolfgang . Max Weber and German Politics, 1890–1920 . (Chicago, 1985). Mommsen, Wolfgang . The Age of Bureaucracy . (Oxford, UK, 1974). Weber, Max . Economy and Society . Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich . (New York, 1968). David Beetham...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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2010
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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273 words

..., Max ( 1864–1920 ) A German pioneer of the discipline of sociology. Weber's major studies were ambitiously comparative and historically wide-ranging in scope, and philosophically reflective in the area of methodology. His contributions to sociology included the conceptual clarification of the nature of authority. One form of authority Weber saw as linked to charisma . He also provided a framework for the study of bureaucracy and rationalization , and for considering how different forces in society might reciprocally inform and confirm each other in...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Max ( 1881–1961 ) Russian -born American painter , sculptor , printmaker , and writer , whose work more than that of any other American artist synthesized the latest European developments at the beginning of the 20th century. He was born in Belostok (now Białystok, Poland) and emigrated to New York with his parents when he was ten. After studying at the Pratt Institute, New York, from 1898 to 1900 , he taught in schools for several years, then travelled in Europe, 1905–08 . In Paris he studied briefly at the Académie Julian and with Matisse ,...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Max ( 1864–1920 ) German social scientist and political economist who became a founding father of modern sociology. Weber studied legal and economic history at several German universities. After a brief period as a legal assistant and on completion of his doctoral dissertation, he was appointed professor first ( 1894 ) at the University of Freiburg and then ( 1897 ) at Heidelberg. Despite a severe nervous breakdown several years later, Weber produced a body of work that established him as the foremost figure in social thought of the twentieth century....

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