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Max Weber’s view on the religions of Southeast Asia

DOI https://doi.org/10.15543/MWS/2018/1/3

Karl-Heinz Golzio


In a small section of his study of the sociology of religions related to Hinduism and Buddhism Max Weber dealt with the socio-religious development in Mainland Southeast Asia. He maintained that Theravāda Buddhism displaced Hinduism, but this is only partly true in the case of Cambodia (a country he never mentioned).

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