Antedating of "Near East"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 27 20:19:54 UTC 2006

near East (OED 1894)

1856 _Fraser's Magazine_ Nov. 574 (Periodicals Archive Online)  The Far
East -- in contradistinction to the Near East -- for the integrity of
which we went to war with Russia -- contains a population of six hundred
millions of people, or perhaps more.

Fred Shapiro

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