عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The military affairs and the political affairs as two main areas of government are always defined in interaction as well as in opposition to each other in the context of the concept of power. These two areas of power in medieval Iran have sometimes been seen in harmony and sometimes in conflict with each other in the structure of the government. In that era, these two domains have been depicted to require interaction in their way of the administration of the state, and on the other hand there has been a constant struggle between them for domination. Given the dominance of forces with a military nature in the government, it is often expected that the nature of the government and its mechanisms in this period be affected by the military and its effect be visible in the structure of the government, but the continuation of the previous traditions of the state that were based on the bureaucracy system in a large part of this era, challenges such imagination. Therefore, the present article sought to answer the question of how these two domains were related to the structure of government in this era and to find about their representation in the field of thought. Accordingly, the military and the political thought and their positions in the intellectual system and the structure of governance of this age were investigated, and then their relationship were examined through an explanatory-analytical method. According to studies, it seems that despite the military background of the middle-aged governments of Iran, considering the mechanisms of the governments of this age, this is the political that had a superior role in the interaction between the two areas of the military and the political and was the main determinant of the path of the government. Hence, in this period, the military was a function of the political, as this idea was even accepted by the military elites.