Re: OT: Vorderasien vs. Nahost (was OT: Re: an axe to grind)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 10:59|
Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > While at the subject of German geographical terminology, I thought I'd ask
> > resident Germans whether there's any distinction between 'Vorderasien' and
> > 'Nahost' (lit "near-east"). Is there?
> As far as I can tell, the terms are synonymous, but _Vorderasien_ is mainly
> used when discussing the *ancient* Middle East, and rarely for the modern
> Middle East.