عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this article is to analyze anarchy-war relationship. In this regard, first, the debate among scholars of International Relations over the relationship is presented. Second, Hobbesian view in IR thought, creation of contract, hierarchy/ anarchy dichotomy and anarchic situation/ structure are challenged based on Ferdowsian thought. Third, studying the concept of war in Shahnameh and its examples, we would argue that, before anything, intentions of agents give rise to the outbreak of wars. Fourth, focusing on agency-oriented view of Ferdowsi, and his emphasis on applying reason, a solution for constraining wars is proposed. Lastly, summing up the materials, the possibility and the applicability of Ferdowsi’s view in contemporary international relations is assessed.