عنوان مقاله [English]
May the street be full of the belles always
Because this integrity comes second to her beauty1
Statement of problem: priority of thought over the language or priority of language over thought has always been one of the challenging discussions among the thinkers; but the definite mutual effect of these two on each other is agreed upon by everyone. In other words, the strong civilizations produce words, and the words make the culture, on the other hand. Based on this, the deep knowledge about the words used in different scientific fields such as urban studies, leads to the promotion of their role in space production. The city, as one of the most important manifestations of human civilization, benefits from some primary elements that "street" is one of the most important one. In Iran's cities, "street" with today's concept is rather new, the new use of which traces back to the contemporary2 era despite its ancient history. This research aims to interpret and categorize the conceptual-formal evolution of street in the history of Iran's cities through analytical study of historical documents, based on ontological question of street.
Purpose: the main purpose of the research is explaining and categorizing the evolution of street.
Research method: the current research is a historical-analytical one that categorizes the similarities and distinctions of use of street in Iran's history after Islam.
Conclusion: street has had a conceptual role in formation of cities in Iran's history, but in the contemporary era, with fade-out of its semantic aspect, it has downgraded to only the form.