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Max Weber, Capitalism and Islam
Max Weber, Capitalism and Islam

Author(s): İsmail Demirezen
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Hitit Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Max Weber; Islam; Capitalism; Protestant Ethic;

Summary/Abstract: As we are concerned with prompting an understanding of Weber’s commentary on Islam, our remarks will fall under five headings. First, there is to be clarified Weber’s commentary on early Islam to ground the discussion of his thesis about Islamic societies and the rise of modern capitalism. Secondly, there is to be examined his thesis about the relevance of the protestant ethics on the emergence of modern capitalism in order to understand whether or not Islamic beliefs impeded the development of modern capitalism. Thirdly, there are discussions that arise from Weber’s claim that Islamic patrimonialism impeded the rise of modern capitalism in Islamic societies. Fourthly, we will notice Weber’s discussions about Islamic cities’ important effects on the hindrance of modern capitalism in Muslim societies. Finally, this paper will evaluate Weber’s thesis on whether or not Islamic law impeded the rise of modern capitalism.

  • Issue Year: 10/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-14
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English