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Zareian M. Clergy-state Relations in the Safavid Period. JHS 2012; 4 (2) :87-116
URL: http://jhs.modares.ac.ir/article-25-4820-en.html
Ph.D. student in Sociology, TarbiatModares University, Tehran, Iran
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The relationship between the clergy as amajor social force and the Safavid state canlead our simple understandingto the exact understanding that may answer many of our questions in the social history of Iran. This paper considers the relations between the government and the clergy bystudying the fall and the rise of theclerics and the government relations, forms of their participation in policy, its development in the Safavid era and factors affecting on this evolution. This relationship can be investigated using the Tily’s theory and it can be saidthat this relationship takes many forms. Three overall types include membership in theoverall system of monarchy, influencing policy and resignation. Thismethodology is based on descriptive historical narrative approach.  
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