Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This collection draws together his key papers.
Preface, Preface to the New Edition, Introduction, 1. A Bibliographical View, 2. Political Concerns, 3. Intellectual Orientations, Part One: Science and Politics, 4. Politics as a Vocation, 5. Science as a Vocation, Part Two: Power, 6. Structures of Power, 7. Class, Status, Party, 8. Bureaucracy, 9. The Sociology of Charismatic Authority, 10. The Meaning of Discipline, Part Three: Religion, 11. The Social Psychology of the World Religions, 12. The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism, 13. Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions, Part Four: Social Structures, 14. Capitalism and Rural Society in Germany, 15. National Character and the Junkers, 16. India: The Brahman and the Castes, 17. The Chinese Literati, Notes, Index