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The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber
Wolfgang J. Mommsen
Foreword and Postcript by Volker R. Berghahn
160 pages, bibliiog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-079-3 $145.00/£107.00 Hb Not Yet Published (May 2021)
ISBN 978-1-80073-126-4 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Not Yet Published (May 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-080-9 eBook Not Yet Published
The historian Wolfgang Mommsen was one of the foremost experts on Max Weber as well as an insightful and accessible interpreter of his work. Mommsen’s classic book, first published in 1974 under the title The Age of Bureaucracy, not only concisely explains the basic concepts underlying Weber’s worldview, but also explores the historical, social, and intellectual contexts in which he operated, including Weber’s development as an academic, his relationship to German nationalism, and his engagement with Marxism. This short volume serves as an excellent resource for scholars and students looking to familiarize themselves with Max Weber’s body of work.
Wolfgang J. Mommsen (1930–2004) was Professor of History at the University of Düsseldorf and long-term Director of the German Historical Institute, London.