Editori Riuniti is an Italian
publishing house Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works, such as book A book is a medi ...
based in
Rome , established_title = Founded , established_date = 753 BC , founder = King Romulus , image_map = Map of comune of Rome (metropolitan city of Capital Rome, region Lazio, Italy).svg , map_caption = The te ...
that publishes books and magazines on the history of
socialism Socialism is a Political philosophy, political, Social philosophy, social, and economic philosophy encompassing a range of Economic systems, economic and social systems characterised by social ownership of the means of production.Arnold, N. S ...
, socialist thought, physics and mathematics theory, and the history of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.


Editori Riuniti was founded in 1953 by the merger of the
Italian Communist Party The Italian Communist Party ( it, Partito Comunista Italiano, PCI) was a communist political party in Italy. The PCI was founded as the Communist Party of Italy The Communist Party of Italy ( it, Partito Comunista d'Italia, PCd'I) was a communi ...
's two existing publishing houses, 's Edizioni Rinascita and 's Edizioni di Cultura Sociale. Bonchio became head of the new publishing house and initiated, in its first decade, a period of expansion. Editori Riuniti began publishing its flagship magazines, which were initially edited by Bonchio and Gerratana until Bruno Munari contributed to their graphic design. The publishing house also began important partnerships with European intellectuals like
Maurice Dobb Maurice Herbert Dobb (24 July 1900 – 17 August 1976) was a British economist at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge Trinity College is a Colleges of the University of Cambridge, constituent college of the Unive ...
Louis Althusser Louis Pierre Althusser (, ; ; 16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was a French Marxist philosophy, Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École normale supérieure (Paris), École normale supérieure in Paris, where he ...
Eric Hobsbawm Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism. A life-long Marxist historiography, Marxist, his socio-political convictions influenced the ...

Eric Hobsbawm
, and
Roberto Longhi
Roberto Longhi
. In the 1970s, Editori Riuniti published the ''Opere complete di Marx e Engels'' and the 11-volume encyclopedia ''Ulisse'', under the direction of Lucio Lombardo-Radice. The publishing house entered a period of economic crisis in the 1980s that lasted until the formation of the Editori Riuniti University Press in 2007, in 2014 the company was reunified under the name of Editori Riuniti.


Editori Riuniti published the complete works of both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in Italian.


External links

Official website
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