African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 187

Full Length Research Paper

A historical reflection of the University of Rabe Rashidi, Iran

  N. Behboodi1*, A. Kiani2, A. Heydari2        
  1Department of Archaeology, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran. 2Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 December 2011



Rabe Rashidi has a large collection of academics and residents in the North West of Iran which return to Mughul patriarch periods. It was built in AH 8 century by Rashid al-Din Fadlallah in the government center of Tabriz. Based on proofs, Rashidabad city consist of two separate parts: Rabe Rashidi as one part and Rashidi city as the other part. Rube Rashidi as a castle was located in the central part of the city and it has some functions such as educational, religious and therapeutic. In order to achieve the main purpose of this paper, a reflection was made on the historical University of Rashidi city in ancient Tabriz region. Therefore, in the first stage of this paper, the physical system of Rashidi city was studied. Based on the data achieved from endowment design, a schematic assumption of Rashidi city was made. The methods applied on this research are content analysis and option idea through trial and multiple hypotheses. The analysis of the water supply system in its kind which uniquely helped to form basic fields of the city is schematic. In the third stage of this paper, we drew a city plan adaption with the situation of Rashidi castle lands. Results showed that Rashidi city is formed from different sectors and important city elements like: markets, mercers, bathrooms, Mosques, and the paper and paint factory located on it. However, all of these sets and their gardens were enclosed by a large barrier (Appendix 1).


Key words: Physical space, Mughul Patriarch, Rube Rashidi, market, mosque.