Theme IV:    “It’s good to be the king.”  Rulership in the Ancient and Medieval World
“Who should rule?” is a key question asked throughout the ancient and medieval world in every culture and civilization.  Does might make right?  Is the ruler divinely ordained or inspired?  These are just a few of the issues rulers, philosophers, scholars, and the masses debated, sometimes in words, and sometimes at the point of sword. Your task is to study how rule was conceived and manifested in anywhere from two to three different cultures/civilizations and to ascertain the foundation for later developments in political thought and action.  From this research, devise a thesis that will address your findings and help us better understand why “uneasy is the head that wears the crown.”

2) Document Analysis Paper 2 Length: 500 words Due: Monday, February 17 in Section (5%)
Analyze one of the primary sources you will be using for your paper.  Using the P.A.P.E.R. technique as well as guidelines provided by your instructors, discuss how and why your chosen primary source is important to your topic of study.  Be sure to address the larger historiographical issues associated with your chosen source.


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