عنوان مقاله [English]
Jobs and income sources are among the social history elements and analyzing their types, scopes, origins and dimensions can reveal new aspects of people’s life in the past. The relative inattention of common historical resources to the social history leads us to use other resources which are not classified as historical resources at the first glance. Poetry books can be cited as one of this type of resources. In these poetry books, many of issues and elements related to social life of people are addressed. Extracting and collecting data about them is a new way in order to understand the concept and reality of people’s life in the past. Using a descriptive approach and by investigating into and classifying the jobs and income sources in five different poetry books from Iranian poets living during the 14th and 15th centuries, this research attempts to find out to what extent the jobs and income sources in these poetry books are influenced by religious teachings. This study reveals that between the time of Mogul invasion destructions and the developments during Safavid dominion in Iran, religious teachings had a strong impact on religion-related jobs including three types of jobs namely jobs related to religious worships (three jobs ), administration of social-religious rules (three jobs) and education and promotion of religion (four jobs); and also on religious-based jobs including two types of jobs namely the ones related to administration of religious rules and ceremonies (five jobs), building and management of religious places (three jobs) as well as income sources (four jobs).