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The Position of a King in Safavid Period

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This article studies the position of the kings in the period of Safvid of Iranian Islamic History. The king in this period was considered as a holy figure. Indeed the king was considered and deemed as a great person encouraging a lot of respects. He was considered as the surrogate of prophet. Therefore he had a lot of unlimited powers and authorities. He was the symbol of excellence and raised the respect of anybody in the society. Since the Safavid dynasty itself was a religious one, based on the teaching of the twelve imams, it was important that the king be a religious person too. He is an emblem of God’s bounty among humanity, he is the inauguration and termination for generosity among all human beings.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 61)
Pages:
28-30
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.61.28
Citation:
M. R. Koohshahee "The Position of a King in Safavid Period", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 61, pp. 28-30, 2015
Online since:
Oct 2015
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