chapter  3
Aspects of Islamization: Weber’s Observations on Islam Reconsidered
ByNehemia Levtzion
Pages 9

Max Weber did not write a full monograph on Islam, but he often refers to Islam in his comparative studies of world religions. Much of what Weber wrote about Islam is unacceptable to contemporary scholarship on Islam, but some of his observations offer insights into the dynamics of Islam. The purpose of this paper is to examine some of Weber’s statements concerning Islam, mainly by reviewing several aspects of Islamization.