A Study in Medieval Leadership:

  • 2013

A Study in Medieval Leadership:

The Anglo-Saxons, Byzantines, Carolingians, and Vikings
Author:
John Riggs
Abstract:

This paper is a comparison of the responses of Anglo-Saxon, Carolingian, and Byzantine leaders to the threats posed by the Viking attacks. The study examines the decisions made by those leaders whom analysis indicates are the most historically significant, considering their effectiveness as leaders, and the short- and long-term consequences of their decisions. The study defines historical leadership analysis as an in-depth examination of the interactions of the personal characteristics of leaders with the complex situations in which they were expected to lead.