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Economy and Society is a book by political economist and sociologist Max Weber, published posthumously in Germany in 1922 by his wife Marianne. Alongside The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it is considered to be one of Weber's most important works. Extremely broad in scope, the book covers numerous themes including religion, economics, politics, public administration and sociology. A complete translation of the work was not published in English until 1968.


In Economy and Society Weber distinguished three ideal types of religious activity:

1. world-flying mysticism

2. world-rejecting asceticism

3. inner-worldly asceticism

He also separated magic as pre-religious activity.




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