Informations and abstract
Keywords: Emilio Betti, Benedetto Croce, Legal Dogmatics, Legal History, Italian Legal Culture.
The one between Emilio Betti and Benedetto Croce is an important intellectual relationship, not yet sufficiently investigated. The article aims to contribute to such an investigation. First, through a reconstruction, in its developments, of the dispute between the two scholars, in the immediate aftermath of the publication of Betti’s lecture on Diritto romano e dogmatica odierna (1928), reviewed by Croce in 1930. Then, attempting to shed new light on an affair, well-known in its main features, perhaps not yet completely understood in its more specific theoretical implications.