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Persian Farhangs As Sources For The History Of Culture

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The historical and cultural experience of past generations is deposited within an ever-evolving and self-renewing lexicon passed on from century to century. This enables us to use the language as a tool to unearth the history of a society, in order to reconstruct its material and spiritual culture during the various phases of its development. Of particular value for the history of a culture, as an analysis of the farhangs shows, is of course the text of the definition itself. The author's research on early Persian farhangs taught him to appreciate them as valuable, and in some cases unique, sources of information for the cultural history of Central Asia and Iran. He published some data on the history of culture obtained from early Persian defining dictionaries in the form of a thematic glossary in the book 'Outlines of the culture of medieval Iran'.

Keywords: Central Asia; early Persian defining dictionaries; history of culture; medieval Iran; Persian farhangs

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