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Max Weber, capitalism and the religion of India

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This paper examines Max Weber's 'The Religion of India' and places it in the wider context of his work. It tries to show in detail how Weber's study of India formed part of the comparative analysis of world civilizations which was the natural result of his interest in the causal antecedants of the rise of industrial capitalism in the West. With this background correctly understood, it is possible to appreciate why Weber approached Indian religion in the way that he did, and to avoid some comm...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0038038582016004004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociology Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
4
Pages:
526-543
Publication date:
1982-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-8684
ISSN:
0038-0385
URN:
uuid:7987e948-141b-4c20-bf0c-2a28593b2c1c
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ora:4341
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English
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