Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: The Great Man Theory of History

Robert

Yes, and it also tends to treat "great men" as though they created the events of history single-handed, and as though they arrived in a historical situation from outer space, rather than themselves being the product of a social/political/economic/philosophical era and environment. This makes the approach very suspect ( as well as for the other reasons mentioned in this thread). Everyone is a child of his or her time.

Cheers

C

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