Using language as a weapon: How Mussolini used Latin to link fascism to the mighty Roman Empire
July 3, 2019 12:12 PM
Mussolini and the Italian fascists used Latin – the language of powerful men like Caesar and Augustus — to portray themselves as the rightful heirs of the Roman Empire.
Saint Birgitta of Sweden: paving the way for female writers and philosophers
Nov. 20, 2018 2:20 PM
Martin Luther referred to her as "crazy Birgitta", while August Strindberg called her a "devilish woman". Saint Birgitta of Sweden had a strong influence on female writers and philosophers during the Renaissance in Italy. This is revealed by new research at UiO.