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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863564710
ISBN-10: 0863564712
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Pages: 309
Imprint: Saqi Books
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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