It’s very important to research
the myth of empire and mode which the myth of empire was actualized in early
XXI century and how this myth functions now. There are a lot of countries in
the Europe which position themselves as the Empire or inheritors of the
Empires. All of these countries pretend to the political, cultural and economic
domination in the Europe now. This process takes place after The Fall of the
Berlin Wall and after many years in The European Union. This paradox fact is
very interesting for scientific understanding.
Where are roots of Empire's Myth?
The theory of cultural and political myth by R.
What is a cause of Empire's myth actualization in contemporary culture?
Bart, M. Eliade, K. Gadjiev and E. Meletinsky would play the role of theoretic
and methodology foundation for the myth of Empire cognition. According to these
scientists, The Empire's myth is the narrative about Empire. Key idea consists
in the statement that all contemporary European countries inherit the territory
and myth's consciousness of early Empires in European History. The myth of
Empire is narrative about that Empire's land where ancestors lived. That Empire
of ancestors does not exist in the real everyday life, but the myth of Empire
continues to live in the minds and in the imagination of the descendants, our
contemporaries. The myth of early European Empires has got actualization by an
art of early times and by contemporary art. Now that myth strengthened and
distributed by new electronic and digital media. Functions of that myth consist
in the explication and the interpretation of the historical past of people and
in the design and the programming of the future. In all myths about the
historical evolution of states the Golden age is always in the past, in the
time of ancestors, in the period of Empire.