عنوان مقاله [English]
The present paper, paying attention to the relation between «history» and «historiography» concepts, aims to review the internal and external features of the book "Persian Historiography to the End of the Twelfth Century" which is authored by Julie Scott Meisami. Meisami studies and interprets historiographical insights of historians of the Samanid and Ghaznavid and Seljuks era from her point of view, and subject which has been elaborated by her in process of evaluation of Persian historiography. But, the point is that how much this researcher of history and literature arena could perceive the historiographical discourse of Iran in middle age, and her book came up with new horizon in historiography arena. Meisami's book has been criticized with positive and negative approaches together and from all aspects follows dynamic of history science. Thus, besides introducing the book’s subjects and expressing the surveying position, the purpose is to criticize its subjects. The problem is to see whether Meisami has methodical approaches in drafting and surveying, and if the answer is positive, how much she was committed to methodological and epistemological bases.