Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Sociological Theory in the Classical Era, Fourth Edition!

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era is a text/reader—providing both edited selections from sociology's key classical theorists and an analytical framework, written by Edles/Applerouth, to provide historical and intellectual context. In addition to the seven theorists covered in depth, the book also discusses "Significant Others"—writers and thinkers from the Classical era who also made important contributions to our understanding of the workings of society.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Emily Hallgren of University of Illinois at Chicago and Laura Krull of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for developing the resources on this site.