Teroristický čin jako rituál obětování a literární mýtus o teroristovi-revolucionáři v ruské literatuře druhé poloviny XIX. a počátku XX. století

Title in English A Terrorist Act as a Ritual of Sacrifice and a Literary Myth about a Terrorist-revolutionist in Russian Literature of the Second Half of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Century

KRULIŠOVÁ Kateřina Judith

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika III slavistika mezi generacemi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords terrorism; myth; ritual; terrorist; Russian literature; 19th century
Description Terrorism, the creation of which is associated with the second half of the 19th century, developed in the Russian empire territory. Terrorism in the concept of revolutionists represented a phenomenon linked to the ancient concept of the sacrificial ritual and it was considered to be the only way out of the ever-deepening social crisis. In response to the unprecedented assassinations, the victims of which were representatives of the government’s mechanism, a literary myth appeared about a terrorist-revolutionist who was supposed to explain and justify the violent acts in terms of their contribution to the future revolution. The myth, which was born and developed in artistic literature, is a col- lection of independent literary works in which a terrorist is the main protagonist. The article examines the connection of principles of ancient sacrificial rituals with terrorist acts and the subsequent creation of a literary myth about a terrorist, whose protagonist went through a significant change from the second half of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century.
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