PROBLEM OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN "THE SONG OF THE NIBELUNGS"
Sarakaeva Asya Alievna, Sarakaeva Elina Alievna, Lebedeva Irena Valer'evna Hainan State University, The People’s Republic of China
Caspian Institute of Sea and River Transport (Branch) of Volga State Academy of Water Transport
Abstract. In the article by the material of the epic poem "The Song of the Nibelungs" the ideas of the Western European Middle Ages about political violence are considered. The authors study the conditions, under which the commission of violence was morally acceptable and relatively safe for the state and society, and identify such criteria as the actor, the way of preparation and the method of violence realization.
Key words and phrases: "Песнь о нибелунгах", политическое насилие, контроль над насилием, "земский мир", деградация государственности, "The Song of the Nibelungs", political violence, control of violence, "Landfrieden", degradation of statehood.
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