The crisis of legitimacy during the reign of Sarbedaran (1336 - 1381)

پژوهش های تاریخی. 2014;6(2):125-142


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Journal Title: پژوهش های تاریخی

ISSN: 2008-6253 (Print); 2476-3306 (Online)

Publisher: University of Isfahan

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Asia

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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M Saeidi


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Sarbedaran government was unique considering its social status, supporters, and religious affiliations among the numerous governments that emerged from all around Iran after the patriarch government collapsed. This factor demanded a special and different approach that they had toward the issue of legitimacy. On the other hand, the quality of political instability which was prominent in Sarbedaran, and specifically frequent dethroning and murdering rulers raises questions about the amount of success the government achieved in establishing legitimacy. The present article has a descriptive analytical method and through investigating the information from historic resources reveals that social status and different religious affiliations of Sarbedaran government made them not only unable to take a lot of advantage of conventional sources of legitimacy but also unable to make new sources as the result of legitimacy.