Release:2015, Vol. 1. №4(4)
About the author:Dmitriy V. Shapochkin, Cand. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor, Department of German Philology, University of Tyumen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract:Anthems originated in ancient Greece as praise songs and evolved together with historical, cultural and social spheres of human activity. Therefore, the article highlights the development stages of the revolutionary anthem as a specific genre. The author covers the etymology of the word “anthem” and observes hymnal poetry formation tendencies through centuries. He also examines specific examples which illustrate religious and national character of anthems. According to the author’s opinion revolutionary anthems are of paramount importance since during the proletarian revolution in Germany, France, Poland, Russia, and the USA they motivated people, helped them to fight for universal human rights and led to the social reconstruction of the world.