The literature that survives from medieval Central Asia generally evolved from oral tradition, and includes much poetry as well as prose literature. From Iran there survives a bi-lingual literary heritage, in both Arabic and Persian, and the earliest examples of a growing literary culture across Central Asia can be found in the inscriptions of the Turkic, Tibetan, and Mongolian peoples.

 

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  • Route:
    Land
    Language of article:
    English
    Source:

    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume IV

    Format:
    PDF
    Countries:
    Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan