Max Weber

Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe

Band I/22,5: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Die Stadt
Herausgegeben von Wilfried Nippel
[Economy and Society. Economy and the Social Orders and Powers. Legacy. Volume 5: The City. Edited by Wilfried Nippel.]
1999. XXVI, 390 pages.
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-158140-3
Published in German.
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The Max Weber-Studienausgabe (MWS) renders Max Weber's works and speeches accessible to a large audience, using the complete and reliable Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe (MWG) as its basis while deliberately dispensing with its editional apparatus. It has however been laid out in such a manner that the reader can easily fall back on the MWG. In his posthumously published text, The City, Weber has elaborated a provisional synthesis of his studies. The text presents a broad historically applicable typology of the cities. Furthermore, it focuses on the topic 'City in the Sense of Law', the city as a corporation. The editor's introduction, editorial report and detailed comments provide a fundamental text regarding Weber's interest in world history. Showing its importance, this text has prompted numerous research works on different epochs and cultures and will carry on doing so.