Document Type : Research Article


Assistant Professor at Isfahan University


Rostam Al- Tavarikh and Rostam Al -Hokama are two innovative combinations among the title of Persian historical books. No man of wisdom has used the word "Rostam" in order to introduce himself. This suggests an interesting phenomenon in the history of historiography. Here, the central issue is that why Mohammad Hashem Asef has dealt with subjects that have not been considered in historiography books. The present article tries to reconsider the historical nature of Rostam Al- Tavarikh and the character of its writer through his personality and the era (end of Safavids through the beginning of Ghajar) he and his ancestors were living in. For this purpose two methodological approaches have been used: the explanation of the causes and the analysis of arguments.