Significance for argument whether historical context, audience, purpose or point of view!!!
Other points to consider:
Instead of considering what the document reveals perhaps highlight what the document doesn’t tell you? What might have limited the knowledge of the author? What other kinds of sources might fill in content gaps? What other documents might offer alternatives to the author’s pt of view?
Thinking through the Long Essay
What are you being asked to do? Is there a timeframe?
What will this paper discuss or attempt to prove? What factors will you use to discuss your topic or prove your argument? Any ppl, parties, issues that might need to be defined or identified before you present a thesis statement?
What are the major pts (PERSIA, themes) you will use to prove your thesis?
What do you know from this time in history to help you prove your thesis and assertion?