Islam and Capitalism
By (author) Maxime Rodinson
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Islam and Capitalism by Maxime Rodinson
Book Description"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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863564710
(210mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Saqi Books
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maxime Rodinson
Marxism and the Muslim World, Paperback (April 2015)
In his trademark polemical style, Maxime Rodinson examines the complexities of political Islam and Marxist ideology and their implications for Arab nationalism.
Islam and the Russian Empire, Paperback (February 2009)
An examination of the conflict between the central authority of the Russian Empire and its Muslim regions before, during and immediately after the Russian Revolution. It is suitable for those wishing to understand the complex dynamic between Islam and the State.
Medieval Arab Cookery, Hardback (December 1998)
Arabic cooking is the most exciting influence on avant-garde British cookery. The recipes and practices of the medieval Arab world are of more than just antiquarian utility. Giving the historical foundation, this book is a translation of two medieval Arab cookery books complimented by a collection of essays.
Europe and the Mystique of Islam, Paperback (December 1988)» View all books by Maxime Rodinson
For centuries the Islamic world has, by turns, been both reviled and admired in the West. Historian, sociologist and Middle East specialist Maxime Rodinson presents an account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet insightful.
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Author Biography - Maxime Rodinson
Maxime Rodinson (1915-2004) was a French Marxist historian, sociologist and a professor at the renowned Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. His books include The Arabs, Muhammad and Cult, Ghetto, and State: The Persistence of the Jewish Question (Saqi).
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