Early Persian Lexicography: Farhangsof the Eleventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

Early Persian Lexicography: Farhangsof the Eleventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

by Solomon I. Baevskii, John R. Perry
     
 

This is the only study in a Western European language of an important part of the intellectual and cultural history of the Persianate world in its formative phase. Persian dictionaries (farhangs) of the Islamic era, compiled principally in India, represent a unique linguistic undertaking that has no counterpart in pre-modern Europe. Solomon Baevskii

Overview

This is the only study in a Western European language of an important part of the intellectual and cultural history of the Persianate world in its formative phase. Persian dictionaries (farhangs) of the Islamic era, compiled principally in India, represent a unique linguistic undertaking that has no counterpart in pre-modern Europe. Solomon Baevskii (University of St Petersburg, emeritus) based his work on books and manuscripts from South Asia, Iran, Central Asia and Russia, charting the evolution of these documents from lexical and cultural-historical perspectives. Published originally in Russian in 1989, the book is here presented in a new English edition, revised and updated by John Perry, Professor of Persian at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905246557
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Series:
Languages of Asia Series, #6
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Solomon Baevskii was born in Belarus in 1923, and wounded at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943. After graduating from Leningrad University (now St. Petersburg), as Persian bibliographer at the Oriental Institute he published catalogues and studies of Persian dictionaries until his emigration to the US in 1993. He lives in retirement in Minnesota.

John Perry was born in the UK in 1942 and took a PhD in Arabic and Persian from Cambridge. Since 1973 he has taught Persian and Tajik at the University of Chicago.

Alexander Vovin, Professor of East Asian Languages at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has published extensively on Japanese, Ainu, Korean and Tungusic, as well as other languages of East and Inner Asia.

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