Historical Documents and their Reflection Upon Leaders Analytical Essay by Paul

Historical Documents and their Reflection Upon Leaders
This paper uses original historical sources to compare different leaders throughout the beginnings of society. Works used include Procopious' 'Secret History', 'The Records of the Grand Historian of China', and Suetonius' 'Life of Augustus'.
# 24091 | 2,300 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 13, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (Asian) , History (Leaders) , English (Analysis)

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The writer looks at works considered to be very important in world civilization.They tell a reader a lot about the leadership style of a ruler. The official court historian was the one to leave his legacy for generations to come. Nowhere does attitude reflect leadership as much as it does in historical documents. In this paper three key documents are examined.

From the Paper:

"A wise man once said that attitude reflects leadership. When examining the leaders that have helped to shape history, it is fundamental to examine the way in which their official reporters represented them to develop a deeper understanding of the type of rule carried out. The leadership of each ruler helped to shape the attitudes of the historians. Ssu-Ma Chien of the Han Dynasty was very flattering of the public works carried out by the emperor. Suetonius developed a more critical approach to history but was still quite subtle in his critique. Procopius broke all barriers though when he released his derisive attack on Justinian's rule. Each historian had some opinion on the ruler and it becomes apparent through their writings. Attitude may reflect leadership in many aspects of life, nowhere though is it so apparent than in the historical documents written during their lives or the lives of supportive predecessors."

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