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Ghosh, Peter

Works: 4 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 713 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA550, 306.2094109034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Ghosh
Politics and culture in Victorian Britain essays in memory of Colin Matthew by Peter Ghosh( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How and why should we study Victorian Britain? The answer to this question used to be quite straightforward. It was the Victorian contribution to modern politics which stood out above all else. Today we are not so sure. This book suggest that politics are still central, but must be more broadly construed, as a pervasive part of Victorian culture as a whole. - ;In the last twenty years one of the classical arenas for British historical writing - the politics of Victorian Britain - has ceased to be an obvious or self-evidently important subject. Facing up to this challenge, the historians who ha
Max Weber and The Protestant ethic : twin histories by Peter Ghosh( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents an entirely new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, 'The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism', as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines - something which has never been done before. It re-evaluates 'The Protestant Ethic' - a text surprisingly neglected by scholars - supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work. Peter Ghosh suggests that 'The Protestant Ethic' is the link which unites the earlier (pre-1900) and later (post-1910) phases of his career. He offers a series of fresh perspectives on Weber's thought in various areas - charisma, capitalism, law, politics, rationality, bourgeois life, and (not least) Weber's unusual religious thinking, which was 'remote from god' yet based on close dialogue with Christian theology. This approach produces a convincing view of Max Weber as a whole; while previously the sheer breadth of his intellectual interests has caused him to be read in a fragmentary way according to a series of specialized viewpoints, this volume seeks to put him back together again as a real individual
A historian reads Max Weber : essays on the Protestant ethic by Peter Ghosh( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Weber's Protestant Ethic is undoubtedly the most widely-read text in Western social theory of the last century. But is it really known? The proposition of this book is that it is not. Innumerable readers will "know" it for their own pedagogic and theoretical purposes, but properly historical grasp of the work's full range of meanings, of its place within the fertile culture of the German states before 1914, and within Max Weber's intellectual biography remains slight. The essays in this volume derive from the author's work in translating and commenting on the Protestant Ethic. They seek (f
Politics and culture in Victorian Britain essays in memory of Colin Matthew ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ghosh, P. 1954-
English (23)
French (1)