عنوان مقاله [English]
Analysis of the relation of territorial identity and social legitimizing elements in the Political thought of the Safavids.
Territorial identity as one of the components of Iranian identity is discussed in this article. For this purpose, the importance and position of the land in a system of thought and social existence of man from one hand and the role and importance of territory in social being and Iranians collective identity from the other hand are discussed.
Talking about Safavid's political thought and the elements of this thought and also how the Safavids used these elements and adapted them in the route of their purpose to revive and strengthen one of the components of Iranian identity that is land or territory and also how the Safavids, exploited the Function of these elements to legitimize their rule, is another aspect of this paper which is discussed.
The approach which is considered to identity in this paper, considers the identity not a complete constant view that will result in fossilization identity and not a quite fluid view resulting in a phenomenon that is prepared and planed by the discourse and power.
But the identity in this approach believe to the stability and sedimentation of some of the elements and characteristics in the nation's culture from one hand and the dynamics and evolution from the other hand.
territorial identity; Legitimizing elements; political thought; safavids.