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.
|Publisher||Il Mulino-Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici|
|Number of pages||682|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|