عنوان مقاله [English]
Before the emerging of central government and engender of modern state in Iran, principalities power and the type of their relationship with central government depended on the fall and rise of central government's authority. Many principalities overthrown as a result of Safavid authorized dynasty formation and its dominant on Iran exhaustively. On the contrary, not only Ardalan principality was not toppled, but also increased its power in the first decades of Safavid period. Given casual and rational methodology, the findings of this essay suggest that Ardalan principality took an advantage of its geographic position located in the boundary between Safavid and Othman. Ardalan principality rest on its own situation, and with regard to Safavid and Othman mutual tension allied with and tend to dominate side to preserve its status.