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The edition includes the correspondence between Benedetto Croce and Corrado Ricci from 1890 to 1925 (with a last isolated letter from 1928), transcribed and presented here for the first time. All letters are accompanied by explanatory and critical notes. A voluminous introductory essay reconstructs the historical context of the correspondence and examines all the main points of interest: the comparison between the positivist critical approach and the idealist one in genesis: the relationship between militant institutions and intellectuals in Giolittian Italy; the commitment to protect and enhance the cultural and artistic heritage; the link with the European horizon and the different way of cultivating it. The letters, and the many questions they face, offer valuable insights on both historical and theoretical levels.
Original languageItalian
PublisherIl Mulino-Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici
Number of pages682
ISBN (Print)978-88-15-13201-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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