An Unsung Hero of Oriental Studies in Leiden: Anton Deusing (1612-1666) and his Persian and Turkish Dictionaries

Nil Palabiyik

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Abstract

The article brings to life the now forgotten Deusing, a protégé of Golius
in 1630s in Leiden who made substantial contributions to the study of
oriental languages in Western Europe. He was influential in putting together
the expanded edition of Erpenius’s Arabic grammar and the publication
of the first Persian grammar in Europe. Yet his most enduring
and profound legacy lies in the Turkish and Persian dictionaries he compiled,
which, this piece argues, formed the basis of Golius’s dictionaries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-200
JournalLias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • oriental studies
  • Turkish
  • Persian
  • Thomas Erpenius
  • Jacobus Golius

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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