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Islam and Capitalism
By: Rodinson, MaximeShare

Language: English

Softcover

Maxime Rodinson looks at the facts, analysing economic texts with his customary common sense, to show that Muslims never had any trouble making money.

Presents a rebuttal of the cultural reductionism of Max Weber and others who have tried to explain the politics and society of the Middle East by reference to some unchanging entity called 'Islam,' typically characterised as instinctively hostile to capitalism. This work looks at the facts, analysing economic texts with his customary common sense.

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By:Rodinson, Maxime
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Pages: 344 pp
Publisher:Saqi Books, London, 2007 Edition, c1974
Dimensions:13.5 x 21 cm
ISBN-13:9780140217698
Topic:Economics - Islam

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'Islam and Capitalism' is a learned, engaged rebuttal of the cultural reductionism of Max Weber and others who have tried to explain the politics and society of the Middle East by reference to some unchanging entity called 'Islam,' typically characterised as instinctively hostile to capitalism. Maxime Rodinson looks at the facts, analysing economic texts with his customary common sense, to show that Muslims never had any trouble making money.

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«In Islam and Capitalism, we can see a powerful mind wrestling with some of the largest questions which concern, not just the peoples of the Middle East but also those who wish to understand their economies, their societies and their ideologies, and to chart their progress.» Roger Owen


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