Studying the rise and fall of emperors, their empires, riches and armies can be of little benefit to a student of History, with an inquiring mind and healthy approach.
The concerns of a common man, his happiness and sorrows, his morale and his influence over the matters relating to himself,
And the compassionate kindness and compassionate sacrifice exhibited by a community, their perception about their common goals and the strength of their cultural, religious and political hubs defines their place in the book of history.
Studying history and great men of past in such light can help a student reach the source of their power, reasons behind their success/failure and may foster his analytic abilities,
And motivate a community to help steer itself in order to secure for it a reasonable place in the tide of time.