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Islam and Capitalism by Maxime Rodinson
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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.

Author Biography

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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April 4th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Saqi Books
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