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on 7 April 2018
Whatever you do, don't buy this edition of the book. This is a joke edition: it has none of the footnotes (written by Weber himself, and which are an integral part of the text) and is simply a bad text. The book is absolutely great, but get a real edition - preferable the Talcott Parsons translation, by the way.
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on 11 January 2017
The book is riddled with typing and grammatical errors and is missing the Introductory chapter. I bought it in order to make notes on for an assignment I'm writing and it's fine for that, but for anyone who wants to actually read Weber's text I'd definitely recommend a different copy.
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on 9 June 2017
Is is based on this particular issue. Riddled with typos and grammar mistakes. Bad translation. No introduction or index. Not worth your money. Don't bother. Buy a better quality issue instead on another website.
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on 24 October 2013
While the quality and size of print is OK, for research purposes is a no-no. There is no index which makes searching impossible - shame really, but no index really does devalue the books usefulness.
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on 8 May 2016
The text itself is obviously one of the most notable texts of sociology by one of its founders, however the quality of this edition is dire- it cannot possibly have been even glanced through by anyone who was a native English speaker. If you need to buy a copy to read the text so that you can say you've read it then go ahead but if you wish to study it I would recommend finding a professionally proof-read printed copy.
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on 22 January 2018
Having been raised in a Protestant environment but a secular person I enjyed the analysis of the Protestant ethics immensely. The link with it and sthe spirit on capitalism is a topical issue in my country Finland as neoliberalism is slowly eroding the very basis of the concept of the welfare state. A timely read and written in a manner a non-sociologista can unerstand aand relate to.
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on 2 November 2017
Missing Chapter 1 in kindle edition.
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on 27 February 2013
I am not rating Weber's text. Let's just say that it's worth the read if you are interested in this sort of a thing.

However, it seems that this edition has not been proofread at all: I could handle typos but there are too many repeated words and in some instances even repeated half sentences. Hopefully not much is missing! Gives a feel of a poor copy-paste job.
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on 6 September 2016
Very poor 'Amazon' edition. No bibliographical references, badly and cheaply printed, poor typography and layout. It looks and feels like a free promotional brochure. The translation is weak which makes it a difficult read. Don't bother, there's better editions out there.
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on 19 April 2018
Essential reading for students of many genres. However, this version has no reference material is useless is you need to reference it in essays.
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