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The work ethic and Ahi tradition of Turkey
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CitationArslan, M. (2018). The work ethic and Ahi tradition of Turkey. İstanbul: İbn Haldun Üniversitesi Yayınları.
The aim of this book is to overview the concept of work ethic based on Max Weber’s Protestant work ethic thesis, and to reveal work oriented attitudes in Catholic and Orthodox Christianity, also in Muslim Ahi tradition of Turkey. Ahi tradition includes very strong work ethic with this-worldly ascetism which is explained in Weber’s thesis. “Ahi” is an Arabic word and means brother. However, in Turkish the word of “Ahi” only refers to a medieval brotherhood and its members. An Ahi is a person who is a member of Ahi brotherhood. The term of “Ahilik” in Turkish means “Ahi organization”.
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