request for sources: Marx versus Weber

Jay Moore research at
Sun Nov 21 06:22:25 MST 1999

For another leftist, albeit non-Marxist, point of view on the Weberian
thesis, you might want to take a look at Lewis Mumford's, "Technics and
Civilization" and "Pentagon of Power", where he stresses the importance of
the Catholic Church in the rise of capitalism -- specifically, as I recall,
the role of monks in the medieval monastaries in developing the new sense of
clock time that would become so important.


----- Original Message -----
From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at>
To: <marxism at>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: request for sources: Marx versus Weber

> Read Jim Blaut's great "Colonizer's Model of the World", which basically
> nails Weberian interpretations of the origins of capitalism to the wall.
> At 06:32 PM 11/20/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >
> >I am looking for some literature sources that contrast the Marxian and
> >the Weberian conception of the origins of capitalism. Also, if there are
> >some sources that critique Weber's Protestant Ethic Thesis, I would like
> >to know these as well.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Amandeep
> >
> Louis Proyect
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