Presentation of the book "L’impressor Rafael Figueró (1642-1726) i la premsa a la Catalunya del seu temps" at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre
- 8 November at 7 pm
- EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, Barcelona
Xevi Camprubí presents the book L’impressor Rafael Figueró (1642-1726) i la premsa a la Catalunya del seu temps [Printer Rafael Figueró (1642-1726) and the Printing Press in Catalonia at the Time], at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, on the exact site where Rafael Figueró had his workshop. This is his doctoral thesis in Modern History from the University of Barcelona, which was awarded a grant by the Noguera Foundation (2014) that has enabled its publication. The thesis was awarded a runner-up prize in the Doctoral Faculty Prize of the University of Barcelona (2016). A summary of the work was awarded the Ferran Soldevila Prize for Historical Studies (2014).
Rafael Figueró (Manlleu, 1642 - Barcelona, 1726) was the official printer of the majority of the political institutions of Catalonia, including the General Provincial Council, the Royal Chancellery and the Military Arm. In 1706, King Carles III of Aragon appointed him royal printer in Catalonia.