Abstract or Introduction
Beginning with a more general definition of capitalism, I will make a distinction between different types of capitalism regarding the historical background.
After giving a historical outline on the origins of capitalism, Max Weber ́s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is discussed. The question whether economy influences the religion or religion influences the economy is also part of the work. I will conclude that a mixture of historical background, technological improvements and a special work ethic led to the modern form of capitalism, which we can find in industrial countries.
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- Maximilian Ambros (Author), 2012, The Origins of Capitalism - Religion vs. Economy, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/194355