Richard Henry Tawney


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Noun1.Richard Henry Tawney - English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
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Economic history in the hands of masters like George Unwin (1870-1925), Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962), and Sir John Clapham (1873-1946) was starting to challenge the old supremacy of constitutional history.
Nor do we get blow-by-blow accounts of famous flare-ups like the early modern "Gentry Controversy" that exercised Richard Henry Tawney, Lawrence Stone, Hugh Trevor Roper, and others.
The sociologist, Max Weber, and the historian, Richard Henry Tawney, found the mechanism of change in the "protestant ethic." In brief, they asserted that the Puritan trinity of thrift, sobriety, and hard work, combined with the Calvinist concept of a "calling," had yielded the dynamic capitalism that began to reshape Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.