عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Soghd is the ancient name of a region in the vicinity of BadakhshanValley in Transoxnia (Mavara’un-Nahr) . The centre of this region is the city of Samarkand. Soghdian people in Sassanid era due to their activities in trade and business especially with China and India were well known, hence soghd was recognized as one of the main economic poles in Iran. From the soghdian language which is a Middle Iranian language, remained many works the most significant of which is the ancient soghdian letters. In 1907, these letters have been found by Sir Orel Stein in one of the watch towers of the Wall of China. These documents include five intact letters and four torn pieces amounting to a letter which gives the account of social and political upheavals of Chinese people in that period. The first letter is written by a young lady from DooVang to her husband.