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Weber, Max
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Weber, Max

(April 21, 1864, Erfurt – June 14, 1920, Munich), German political economist and sociologist.

Important milestones in Weber’s academic formation included his law dissertation in 1889 and habilitation in 1892, and then posts as professor extraordinarius of commercial law in Berlin in 1893, and professor ordinarius of political economics at Freiburg im Breisgau (1894–97) and at Heidelberg (1897–1903). The years after 1898 saw frequent interruptions due to ill health. He ceased teaching activities in 1900, and resumed them only in 19…

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Tiefel, Marcus A., “Weber, Max”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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