Re-reading a Unique Decree from Qajar Era (...) , Adorned with seals, named after infallible household of the Prophet of Islam
Methodology of Qajar decrees, forms a lion share in records’ research, and admittedly without knowing and using components and concepts such as: records’ reading literature and record logy. It’s not possible to re-read the records and bring into light words, contents, as well as physical and artistic features of the Qajar decrees. Thus, utilizing the dependent fields, the author intends to introduce and analyze unique decrees in the history of Iran, especially Qajar period. The decree has been written by Fathali Shah Qajar, to appoint Sultan Ahmad Mirza, Azadol dowle to Sar-kishik-chi-bashi, a then army post. The special feature in the seals is the shape of them, festooned by the names of imams, from infallible household of Prophet Mohammad, Peace On Him, which decorated the upper part of the decree. In addition to re-reading the decree, the author has described and analyzed different historical aspects, and kept track on several hypotheses about record logy. Referring to sufficient reasons, and has attempted to prove them. The author, for instance, believes that the seals of the decree form a unique collection, which has never been seen in Iran's history. It might be possible, according to the current evidence that Fathali Shah’s secretary, Neshat Esfahani took the duty of artistic inscription of the decree. In the article, the readers and historical records’ researchers will get familiar with several documents, as well as the views of the author about seals, Toqra*, biographies and autobiographies, state posts, and so forth in the decrees of the period. Indeed, the article will reveal new findings about record logy and respective historical issues.