10 Facts About Near Eastern


Near Eastern East is a geographical term which roughly encompasses a transcontinental region in Western Asia, that was once the historical Fertile Crescent, and later the Levant region.

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Near Eastern East applied to what had been mainly known as the Levant, which was in the jurisdiction of the Ottoman Porte, or government.

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Near Eastern's map delineates the Nearer East with regular lines as though surveyed.

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Robert Hichens' 1913 book The Near Eastern East is subtitled "Dalmatia, Greece and Constantinople".

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Near Eastern was, in effect, a point man of British Near Eastern intelligence.

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However, Near Eastern East continues in some circles at the discretion of the defining agency or academic department.

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The living Near Eastern East is primarily what the agencies each define as a matter of practice; often guided by their political leadership.

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Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a non-profit organization for research and advice on Middle Eastern policy.

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Ancient Near Eastern East is a term of the 20th century intended to stabilize the geographical application of Near Eastern East to ancient history.

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For example, a high point in the use of ancient Near East for Biblical scholars was the Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament by James Bennett Pritchard, a textbook of first edition dated 1950.

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