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Kazempour M, Behrad Z. Recondensing the Concept of Power from Foucault's Perspective in Rashid al-Din Fazlullah Hamedani’s Jami al-Tawarikh. JIC 2023; 7 (1) :1-13
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1- Assistant Professor Tabriz University of Islamic Art, Tabriz, Iran.
2- Master student of Islamic art (art research major), Tabriz University of Islamic Art, Tabriz, Iran.
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The Ilkhanate head of state due to their attendance in Iran, needed to legitimize themselves by any means conceivable. One feature of this legitimacy has been the protest of the power and potential aptitude of this people and their elected head of state to govern and wage war. Consequently, in this period, legitimacy is shaped based on the origin of power and "power" seems in the center of attention of historical books and Shahnamehs. Therefore, not only is the writing of historical books a tool for the legitimacy of the Mongols, but also the miniature and illustration of these books has been very operative in this direction. One of these books is Jami al-Tawarikh by Sheikh Fazlullah Hamedani, which will be studied as a case study with the approach of the concept of Foucault power. By means of the concept of power discourse, Foucault introduced a new technique for historical and social analysis and is now one of the most practical thoughts for genealogical analysis. In this regard, first Foucault's theories of power and discourse are scrutinized and on this basis the evolution of the place of power in Jami al-Tawarikh is inspected.Now this investigation intends to answer this main question based on library studies and descriptive-analytical method: 1- Rendering to Foucault's theory of power, how did the power and dissertation of the Ilkhanate head of state give the impression in drawings of Jami al-Tawarikh? Based on this study, it was found that the exhibition of power in Mogul art in Jami al-Tawarikh has been in line with political issues and the presentation of the king's power, and history and art have been used as a tool to show power in political discourse.

 

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Received: 2022/01/1 | Accepted: 2022/06/2 | Published: 2022/12/12

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