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Title: An Unsung Hero of Oriental Studies in Leiden
Subtitle: Anton Deusing (1612-1666) and his Persian and Turkish Dictionaries
Author(s): PALABIYIK, Nil Ö.
Volume: 46 Issue: 2 Date: 2019
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.