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پژوهشنامه تاریخ اسلام 2017, 1(25): 97-111 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of Geographical Factors on the Formation and Etymology of Rasht
Mohammad Mahmoudpour, Neda Golijani, Samaneh Khalilifar
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The study of the historical geography of cities, both in terms of geography's impact on historical events and in the sense of their naming, is one of the historical studies that helps the historian by using this method, in addition to analyzing historical data and presenting new information, veracity and dilemma Check out some famous reviews and research. There is a controversy in the new research on the history of the formation and naming of Rasht city. According to some, the city dates back to the beginning of the Safavid period, and on this basis, the term Rasht is considered the matter of its founding date.
In this article, firstly, based on historical and geographical sources, the way of establishment and formation of the city of Rasht was investigated and it was found that contrary to the popular view, Rasht was an ancient villages of Gilan, and at least since the fourth century AH was existed. Then, using linguistics, various views of historians, geographers and dictionaries about the word Rasht were examined, and from among the views expressed on the meaning of this term, it was determined that the dynamics of Rasht was based on its geographic location, and it is incorrect to consider the date.
Keywords: Gilan, Rasht, Islamic Cities, Historical Geography of Rasht, Rasht naming
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/01/6 | Accepted: 2018/01/6


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mahmoudpour M, Golijani N, khalilifar S. The Impact of Geographical Factors on the Formation and Etymology of Rasht. پژوهشنامه تاریخ اسلام. 2017; 1 (25) :97-111
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