The article deals with the specific characteristics of the imperial myth, which combines two levels of social mythology – «archaic» and «conjunctural», and differs from the simple political myth by the potential ability to produce additional meanings, giving new dimensions to social processes. The author comes to the conclusion that nowadays the social myth has more chances to become imperial in large states where traditional or charismatic legitimacy dominates.
Key words: imperial myth; «archaic» and «conjunctural» levels of social mythology; con-temporary social myth; political mythology; ideology; legitimacy.статья-8-3-2018
Citation link: Ivanov A.G. The imperial myth – a «meta-level» of political mythology // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2018. – № 3 (8). – P. 96-104.