My parents never paid her, and they scolded her constantly.
She wasn’t kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been.
After his marriage Weber followed a compulsive work regimen that he had begun after his return to Berlin in 1884.
Only through such disciplined labour, believed Weber, could he stave off a natural tendency to self-indulgence and laziness, which could lead to an emotional and spiritual crisis.
Weber left home to enroll at the University of Heidelberg in 1882, interrupting his studies after two years to fulfill his year of military service at Strassburg.
During this time he became very close to the family of his mother’s sister, Ida Baumgarten, and to her husband, the historian After his release from the military, however, Weber was asked by his father to finish his studies at the University of Berlin so that he could live at home while pursuing scholarship in legal and economic history.
Marianne Weber was also a distinguished sociologist in her own right and an early figure in the field of feminist sociology.
In Weber’s view, however, the existing liberal parties were in no position to challenge and replace the Junkers.
Nor was the working class ready to accept the responsibilities of power.
From there I would travel by car to a rural village. She was 4 foot 11, with mocha-brown skin and almond eyes that I can still see looking into mine—my first memory.
I put it in a canvas tote bag and packed it in my suitcase this past July for the transpacific flight to Manila.