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Benedetto Croce: Collected Works


About the Series

Originally published between 1921 and 1950 the volumes in this collection showcase many of the most important philosophical, political and literary works of Benedetto Croce. The volumes

  • Discuss key political, philosophical and aesthetic issues such as freedom and historical judgment
  • Reveal notes made by Croce from private meetings with Allied forces during 1943 and 1944
  • Examine and explain the literature of Dante, Goethe, Shakespeare, Ariosto and Corneille
  • Discuss the conception of liberty, liberalism and the relation of individual morality to the State.

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Croce, the King and the Allies Extracts from a diary by Benedetto Croce, July 1943 - June 1944

Croce, the King and the Allies: Extracts from a diary by Benedetto Croce, July 1943 - June 1944

1st Edition

By Benedetto Croce
April 01, 2021

Originally published in English in 1950 this is one of the most revealing works by one of Italy’s foremost philosophers of the 20th century, who was also a courageous and effective opponent of Fascism. Following the Allied landing at Salerno, Croce was called upon by kings, princes, generals and ...

Freedom Its Meaning

Freedom: Its Meaning

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Nanda Anshen
April 01, 2021

Originally published in 1942 this book brings together contribution from some of the finest thinkers and philosophers of the 20th century such as Boas, Croce, Einstein, Haldane, Mann, and Russell. The volume discusses the problem of Freedom from diverse points of view and offers a synthesis of ...

Goethe

Goethe

1st Edition

By Benedetto Croce
April 01, 2021

Croce admired Goethe partly because the latter possessed a knowledge of human nature in all its aspects but nonetheless kept his mind above and beyond political sympathies and the quarrels of nations. In this volume originally published in English in 1923, Croce distils his critical ideas about ...

History of Europe in the Nineteenth Century

History of Europe in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Benedetto Croce
April 01, 2021

One of Croce’s most famous books, originally published in 1934, this volume covers the history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic Wars until the end of the First World War. Based on a series of lectures delivered in 1931 the book discusses, among other things, religious freedoms, the concept ...

My Philosophy Essays on the Moral and Political Problems of our Time

My Philosophy: Essays on the Moral and Political Problems of our Time

1st Edition

By Benedetto Croce
April 01, 2021

Originally published in 1949, Croce’s essays on political, philosophic and aesthetic subjects, selected from both his earlier and later writings possess a remarkable underlying unity. The political essays which form a major part of this volume display a criticism, either direct or implied of the ...

The Poetry of Dante

The Poetry of Dante

1st Edition

By Benedetto Croce
April 01, 2021

Originally published in 1922 and partly from periodicals this book provides a methodological introduction to the reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with the aim of removing the confusion surrounding much Dantean literature and helping the reader to focus attention on the essential qualities of ...

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