عنوان مقاله [English]
Studying the works of world literature suggests that some parts of these works, in addition to recording the past events, contain recommendations and protests to the rulers in the forms of poetry, narrative, and humor; in such a way that they can be used as a standard for historic writings which have been remained by the effort of professional historians. Thus, perhaps literature could be called the second language of history that by its rhetoric and eloquence art, gives a special attraction to this style of historiography. Since literature, due to its concealed inherent feature, is mixed with feeling and imagination, sometimes the poet’s imagination mixes with reality that causes mistakes. The emergence and development of post-Islamic Persian historiography was greatly indebted to the scholars or secretaries whom are mentioned as secretary- historian or scholar- in this article. Using historic research method with an analytic-descriptive approach and referring to historic and literary sources, it is aimed to study the secretaries’ roles in forming Persian historiography and also study the consequences of links between literature and history in pre-modern period in Iran.