Max Weber Writing Styles in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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"The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" by Max Weber is written in the third-person narrative. It is one the most famous as well as controversial works of modern social studies. The work was first published as a two-part article with Weber as one of the editors. As stated, the book was controversial and created quite an uproar in some circles. Weber had done his homework and believed in his findings and willingly participated in open debates to defend the assertions in the piece.

Weber wrote the book at a crossroads in his career and at a time he was recovering from a debilitating illness. His illness was so severe that he had to abandon his work for nearly four years. The first work that Weber wrote after his recovery, was "The Protestant Ethic." Weber went on to write many other challenging works many of which were...

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