نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 استادیار تاریخ، دانشگاه تربیت مدرس
2 دکتری تاریخ ایران اسلامی، دانشگاه تربیت مدرس
عنوان مقاله [English]
To the Caucasus Armenian, the duration between the third to the fifteenth centuries A.D is an age of relentless invasion and aggression by neighboring powers. Accordingly, from the forth to the seventh the same was a Sasanid-Roman battleground; then, from later in the seventh to the eleventh a Caliphate-Byzantium conflict emerged. Afterward, for two centuries Turko-Byzantium tensions trampled the region. Eventually, it was succumbed to the Mongol-Turkmen ravage. The key question here is how one should approach and comprehend the politicization of a minor ethnicity so inferior to its neighbors in terms of both allocative and authoritative resources and entangled in a tough geography. Utilizing the prism of Structuration Theory sets forth the dissemination across time and space as an answer. In this view, the precedencies of Armenian policy signify a historical and non-evolutionary development from an allocative-based, and, as such, time-space bounded policy (erected upon kinship and castle-holding, landownership, armed force) toward a policy constituted of authoritative (legislation, divinity, mediatory and lobbying, translation, interpretation and archiving, paying or renegading homage, alien powers) and highly-aptitude-to-disseminate allocative resources (endowment, money, commerce) the two elements of which the main characteristics was unleashing the Armenian policy from any time-space restriction. Into three historical phases the present survey may divide the subject to depict the historical development; the age of the allocative-based policy, 330 to 420 A.D.; the age of generation of the authoritative-based policy, 420 to 1220; the age of maturation of the authoritative-based policy, 1220 to 1501.