La rosa de foc

La rosa de foc
Books Series

The Argentinian Antonio Loredo, journalist of the magazine Tierra y Libertad, was imprisoned following the events of the Tragic Week of 1909 in Barcelona. From prison, he wrote, referring to those riots: «En donde el pueblo luchó con denuedo, llegando a imponerse por el terror, fue en Barcelona, la Rosa de Fuego, como la llamarenos nosotros en América». The capital of Catalonia was a beautiful city (the rose) and the epicenter of the worker struggle (the revolutionary fire). We wanted to give this name to a new collection of digital books, co-published by the Chair and the Editorial Afers because today the rose is the ideal for improving society from the knowledge and from the historical analysis of the revolutionary fire that it must transform humanity.

1. Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira / Jordi Casassas i Ymbert:

Josep Termes i el catalanisme popular

Professor Josep Termes died on September 9, 2011. In 2021 was the tenth anniversary of his death. For this reason, the Chair of the University of Barcelona that bears his name organized, with the City of La Fatarella, a commemorative day. The event continued the tradition, started in 2012, of celebrating the Josep Termes Conference in the village where his maternal family came from and where he had a house and spent his summers. This booklet, which is the first in the new collection «La rosa de foc», co-edited by the Chair and Editorial Afers, brings together the texts of the lectures given by Mr. Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira and Professor Jordi Casassas i Ymbert. The former ERC leader and essayist, Mr. Carod-Rovira, focuses on explaining the impact of popular Catalanism on the political theory of independence. Dr. Jordi Casassas, professor emeritus and president of the Catalan Summer University, provides the historiographical view on the meaning of Termes's formulation of the popular origins of Catalanism. Based on historical analysis, Casassas answer those who, from a political perspective, reproduced the old interpretive schemes of Stalinism on the bourgeois origins of all nationalism.

Barcelona: Càtedra Josep Termes - Editorial Afers, 2022, 66 pp.

2. Ginés Puente Pérez

Teresa Mañé Miravent (1865-1939): the anarchist intellectual

Teresa Mañé Miravent, also known by the pseudonym of “Soledad Gustavo”, was born in Cubelles, Catalonia, on November 26, 1865 and had a very important public and political life in the construction of the anarchist movement between the 19th and 20th centuries in Catalonia, Spain and Latin America. As an anarchist activist and disseminator of libertarian ideas, she collaborated in several magazines, in addition to participating in all kinds of talks and conferences. Teresa Mañé also worked as a farmer, translator or embroiderer and founded and directed, together with Joan Montseny Carret, several newspaper titles, among which La Revista Blanca (1898-1905 and 1923-1936) stands out. Mother of Federica Montseny, Mañé was a consistent woman, committed and faithful to her ideas and her way of seeing the world. She died in exile, in Perpignan, on February 5, 1939. This monograph aims to approach his biography in a rigorous and informative way. With this book, Dr. Ginés Puente Pérez (Vila-seca, 1991) won the 1st biennial Josep Termes Award for the promotion of young research in the Catalan language, 2022. 
Barcelona: Josep Termes Chair - Editorial Afers, 2023, 188 pages.




Second book of the collection «La Rosa de Foc»

The book Teresa Mañé Miravent (1865-1939): la intel·lectual anarquista is the second issue of the collection «La Rosa de Foc». It can be downloaded free of charge from the web page of the Chair, on the web page of the Editorial Afers or from the repository of the University of Barcelona.