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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412856867
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/30/2015
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Alfred von Martin (1882-1979) was a German sociologist and distinguished cultural historian known for his work on the sociology of the bourgeoisie.

Gertrud Lenzer is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her writings include Auguste Comte and Positivism and Sociology and Religion.

Table of Contents

Under, the Sign of Humanity: Alfred von Martin (1882-1979) In Memorian Introduction to the Transaction Edition Gertrud Lenzer vii

Author's Preface xxxi

Introduction 1

1 The New Dynamic 7

a Changes in Social Structure 7

b The New Individualist Entrepreneur 12

c New Modes of Thought 17

d The Birth of Practical Learning and the Expert 25

e New Ways in Art 30

f Functions of Erudition and Learning 33

g The Propertied Classes and the Intelligentsia 39

2 The Curve of Development 59

a Risk and the Spirit of Enterprise 59

b The Culture of the New Ruling Classes; the New Static and Bourgeois Conservatism 62

c Humanism; Romanticism and Restoration 66

d The Art of the Full Renaissance 77

e The Decadence of the Bourgeoisie and the Call for Dictatorship 80

f The Courts 87

3 Renaissance Society and the Church 97

a The Alliance of the Church with the New Powers 98

b The Adjustment of Economic Ethics 104

c Bourgeois Conservatism and Ecclesiastical Traditionalism 112

Bibliography Gertrud Lenzer 119

Index 125

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