This study of Weber's sociology, written by an eminent authority, is a clear and illuminating discussion of the most important elements of Weber's thinking. The book concentrates on four main elements of Weber's work: his approach to sociological method, ethical neutrality and historical explanation; his influential work on religion and capitalism; his theory of authority and political power; and his contribution to the analysis of class, status and party.
'Enormously entertaining and irreverent' - Frank Webster, THES
Editor's Foreword Preface to the Revised Edition Preface Biographical sketch 1. Methods and Proceedures 2. Beliefs and Social Action 3. Domination and Legitimacy 4. Class, Status and Party 5. Suggestions for Further Reading Notes Index