عنوان مقاله [English]
The rise of Ghaznavid rule in Eastern Iran and their ambition to form a strong government made the help from Persian Secretaries inevitable for them. With the collapse of the Samanids, most of the Khorasani secretaries were recruited in Ghaznavid Bureaucracy. Therefore, Khorasani Secretaries were the undisputed power by that time. In the year 420 AH, Mahmoud Ghaznavi attacked Rey and defeated Jebal branch annexed to Ale-Buyeh; and many of Iraq-e Ajam elites were employed in Ghaznavid Bureaucracy eliciting reactions and rivalry on Khorasani secretaries’ part. The competition has been specifically reflected in the various historical and literary texts of the time, such as Tarikh-i Bayhaqī. Finally, the rivalry between Iraqi and Khorasani secretaries to dominate Ghaznavid Bureaucracy ended up in favor of the Khorasani side who had managed to accomplice with Sultan Masoud Ghaznavi. However, it was not the end of the competition since the rivalry continued until theSeljuk Rule. The main focus of the present study was scrutinizing the rivalry between the two groups. The main question is whether there religious differences between the two groups affected the competition and what the consequences of the rivalry have been.