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▪ War and cold war had some progressive effects with the colonial empires.
▪ But this was even more striking in the colonial empires.
▪ As noted in chapter 1, much of this interest in modernisation was prompted by the decline of the old colonial empires.
▪ Just the thing to bring down the evil empire.
▪ It was the centre of a great empire.
▪ The power and skill of this one man built the great Frankish empire, and upon his death seemingly it died.
▪ She quite fancies one of the new empire lines.
▪ The arrival of a fresh-faced entrepreneurial capitalism intent on whole new empires may not be entirely comfortable for writers.
▪ Contact was made with the old human empire in Cathay.
▪ As with the old eastern empire, the inspiration was a mixture of piety and politics.
▪ Even in 1832, slavery was abolished only within the old empire.
▪ It was the same in the old empires.
▪ As noted in chapter 1, much of this interest in modernisation was prompted by the decline of the old colonial empires.
▪ Selim had formidable obstacles to overcome, however, in modernising the archaic structure of the Ottoman empire.
▪ Even in the Ottoman empire there was some sign of change.
▪ His outpost on the Dardanelles was within the Persian empire.
▪ In the public realm Christians identified themselves almost without reservation with the political and social order of the Roman empire.
▪ To change the religion of the Roman empire was to change the world.
▪ Among the causes of the fall of the Roman empire were successive attacks by barbarians.
▪ Among other forms of religion that flourished in the Roman empire was Mithraism.
▪ Pausanias the traveller, under the Roman empire, saw one wooden column still surviving inside.
▪ Almost a thousand buildings are represented, mainly from the city of Rome and from eastern provinces of the Roman empire.
▪ The Zeus survived to receive the tributes of writers under the Roman empire.
▪ The street battles of Vilnius and Riga show a brutal determination to keep the Soviet empire together.
▪ Multinationals, once shunned as colonialists by the developing world, have been courted as never before since the Soviet empire dissolved.
▪ Rhys Williams was very convincing and his books did much to whet my appetite to visit the vast Soviet empire.
▪ The West now viewed his government as a satellite in a monolithic Soviet empire.
▪ Life goes on, despite nuclear accidents and the collapse of the Soviet empire.
▪ Murphy retired in 1991, but not before seeing the Berlin Wall crumble and the Soviet empire collapse.
▪ The Soviet empire once rules half our continent - and threatened the rest.
▪ The public release of data from sensitive military intelligence-gathering systems was unthinkable until the collapse of the Soviet empire.
▪ In deep antiquity, vast, sprawling empires rose and fell, usually the result of happenstance rather than deliberation.
▪ With two partners, he created a vast financial empire of over half a billion dollars in some six years.
▪ Rhys Williams was very convincing and his books did much to whet my appetite to visit the vast Soviet empire.
▪ It was a mammoth and indeed crippling undertaking and by the end of the Darius reign the vast empire was in decline.
▪ By stating her views on the way out she could not be accused of empire building on her own behalf.
▪ A millionaires' row for the aristocracy, film stars and the kings of international business empires.
▪ And he now sits at the helm of a $ 2 billion business empire that includes truck leasing and auto dealerships.
▪ Like how he started his business empire, where the money came from.
▪ The discovery was made by accountants sifting through the remains of the Maxwell business empire.
▪ Conran had launched a business empire that was eventually to employ thirty-three thousand people.
▪ Despite promises, he has yet to resolve conflict of interest issues relating to his business empire.
▪ The club was put up for sale after the Kumar brothers' business empire went into receivership last month.
▪ The way ahead would now seem to be clear for Mr Thompson's rivals to take over his business empire.
▪ The top people from around Rupert Murdoch's media empire had gathered to talk budgets.
▪ Chaps like Penny had once built empires.
▪ Don Robey built an empire worth millions in a city far removed from the main line of entertainment.
▪ Other crops can not sustain the increased population, but you can build empires on maize.
▪ So their employees assiduously protect their jobs and build their empires, pursuing larger budgets, larger staffs, and more authority.
▪ We're going to build an empire.
▪ What happened was we took a look at the company and found that some areas had built up little empires.
▪ A computer whiz-kid, he had built up an electronics empire that rivalled the best in the world.
▪ Meanwhile, opponents build their empires, and eventually the civilizations bump into each other.
▪ With two partners, he created a vast financial empire of over half a billion dollars in some six years.
▪ Making Belfast Work money is allowing the church to create and expand its empire.
▪ Making Belfast Work money is allowing the church to create and expand its empire.
▪ Now, as Brown moves to expand that empire, he says he is feeling persecuted himself.
▪ Building after building, the Puzzle Palace continued to expand its empire.
▪ We have been mesmerised by Dean Acheson saying that having lost an empire, Britain has not yet found a role.
▪ But the problem is not that Britain has lost its empire.
▪ As Dean Acheson had commented back in 1962, Britain had indeed lost an empire yet failed to find a post-imperial role.
▪ He is still barred from many corporate towers from which he ran his empire.
▪ a media empire
▪ But after Charles's death, his empire dissolved in a turbulence of Frankish feud.
▪ Forbes to the eponymous publishing empire created by his flamboyant father, Huffington to oil-and-gas millions made by his dad.
▪ It was an age of unparalleled prosperity: the empire was at peace and trade was flourishing.
▪ Ribault soon had to abandon the other two ships, the last reminders of a planned Huguenot empire.
▪ Selim had formidable obstacles to overcome, however, in modernising the archaic structure of the Ottoman empire.
▪ Some of these may try to act as conscientious promoters of talent, but others are empire builders.
▪ The point is that the fact of empire affects both white and black communities.
▪ This is the last main chapter in the story of this country's empire.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Empire \Em"pire\, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command, sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See Emperor; cf. Imperial.]

  1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. ``The empire of the sea.''

    Over hell extend His empire, and with iron scepter rule.

  2. The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.

    Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government.
    --C. J. Smith.

  3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. ``Under the empire of facts.''
    --M. Arnold.

    Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men.
    --A. W. Ward.

    Celestial empire. See under Celestial.

    Empire City, a common designation of the city of New York.

    Empire State, a common designation of the State of New York.

    Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty; government; kingdom; realm; state.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French empire "rule, authority, kingdom, imperial rule" (11c.), from Latin imperium "a rule, a command; authority, control, power; supreme power, sole dominion; military authority; a dominion, realm," from imperare "to command," from assimilated form of in- "in" (see in- (2)) + parare "to order, prepare" (see pare).\n\n[P]roperly an empire is an aggregate of conquered, colonized, or confederated states, each with its own government subordinate or tributary to that of the empire as a whole. [Century Dictionary]\nNot etymologically restricted to "territory ruled by an emperor," but used that way. The Empire, meaning "the British Empire," first recorded 1772 (it officially devolved into "The Commonwealth" in 1931); before that it meant the Holy Roman Empire (1670s). Empire as the name of a style (especially in reference to a style of dresses with high waistlines) is by 1869, in reference to the affected classicism prevailing in France during the reign of Napoleon I (1804-15). Second Empire is in reference to the rule of Napoleon III of France (1852-70). New York has been called the Empire State since 1834.


n. 1 A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority. 2 A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power. 3 A state ruled by an emperor. 4 An expansive and wealthy corporation.

  1. n. the domain ruled by an emperor or empress

  2. a group of countries under a single authority; "the British empire"

  3. a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

  4. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization [syn: conglomerate]

  5. an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

Empire, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 3903
Housing Units (2000): 1214
Land area (2000): 1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22622
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 37.644298 N, 120.907592 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Empire, CA
Empire, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 355
Housing Units (2000): 179
Land area (2000): 0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km)
FIPS code: 24620
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 39.760319 N, 105.682995 W
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Empire, CO
Empire, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 300
Housing Units (2000): 139
Land area (2000): 0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25368
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.510729 N, 80.623446 W
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Empire, OH
Empire, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana
Population (2000): 2211
Housing Units (2000): 923
Land area (2000): 5.321991 sq. miles (13.783894 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.345763 sq. miles (6.075499 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.667754 sq. miles (19.859393 sq. km)
FIPS code: 23725
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 29.398586 N, 89.608501 W
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Empire, LA
Empire, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
Population (2000): 378
Housing Units (2000): 276
Land area (2000): 1.150843 sq. miles (2.980669 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.085745 sq. miles (0.222079 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.236588 sq. miles (3.202748 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25980
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 44.810749 N, 86.059044 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49630
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Empire, MI
Empire (disambiguation)

An empire is a group of states or peoples under centralized rule.

Empire may also refer to:

Empire (Queensrÿche album)

Empire is the fourth full-length album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released on August 20, 1990. The album stands as Queensrÿche's most commercially successful release, reaching triple-platinum status and the single extracted, the power ballad "Silent Lucidity", reached No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Silent Lucidity" was also nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1992 in the categories Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.


An empire is defined as "an aggregate of nations or people ruled over by an emperor or other powerful sovereign or government, usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, French Empire, Russian Empire, Byzantine Empire or Roman Empire." An empire can be made solely of contiguous territories such as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or of territories far remote from the homeland, such as a colonial empire.

Aside from the more formal usage, the term "empire" can also be used to refer to a large-scale business enterprise (e.g. a transnational corporation), a political organisation controlled by a single individual (a political boss) or a group (political bosses). The term "empire" is associated with other words such as imperialism, colonialism, and globalization. Empire is often used to describe a displeasure to overpowering situations. The effects of imperialism exist throughout the world today.

An imperial political structure can be established and maintained in two ways: (i) as a territorial empire of direct conquest and control with force or (ii) as a coercive, hegemonic empire of indirect conquest and control with power. The former method provides greater tribute and direct political control, yet limits further expansion because it absorbs military forces to fixed garrisons. The latter method provides less tribute and indirect control, but avails military forces for further expansion. Territorial empires (e.g., the Mongol Empire and Median Empire) tend to be contiguous areas. The term, on occasion, has been applied to maritime empires or thalassocracies, (e.g., the Athenian and British empires) with looser structures and more scattered territories. Empires are usually larger than kingdoms.

This aspiration to universality resulted in conquest by converting ‘outsiders’ or ‘inferiors’ into the colonialized religion. This association of nationality and race became complex and has had a more intense drive for expansion.

Empire (film magazine)

Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group. From the first issue in July 1989, the magazine was edited by Barry McIlheney and published by Emap. Bauer purchased Emap Consumer Media in early 2008. It is the biggest selling film magazine in the United Kingdom and is also published in the United States, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Italy and Portugal. Empire organises the annual Empire Awards which were sponsored by Sony Ericsson, and from 2009 sponsored by Jameson. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine.

Empire (1964 film)

Empire is a 1964 American black and white silent film written, produced, and directed by Andy Warhol. It consists of eight hours and five minutes of continuous slow motion footage of the Empire State Building in New York City. Abridged showings of the film were never allowed, and supposedly the unwatchability of the film was an important part of the reason the film was created. However, a legitimate Italian VHS produced in association with the Andy Warhol Museum in 2000 contains only an extract of 60 minutes. Its use of the long take in extremis is an extension of Warhol's earlier work the previous year with Sleep. Warhol employed Rob Trains to be the projectionist for a screening of the film. Trains miscalculated and mixed the order and speed of the reels for the eight-hour movie. After a positive review in The New York Times, Warhol actually liked the "mistake" and employed Trains for the entire summer.

In 2004, the Library of Congress selected the film to be preserved as part of its National Film Registry.

Empire (2002 film)

Empire is a 2002 gangster film starring John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard.

Empire (Negri and Hardt book)

Empire is a book by post-Marxist philosophers Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt. Written in the mid-1990s, it was published in 2000 and quickly sold beyond its expectations as an academic work.

Empire (comics)

Empire is an American comic book limited series created by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson. It has been published by Gorilla Comics (an Image Comics imprint), DC Comics, and a partnership between Thrillbent and IDW Publishing.

The protagonist of the series is a Doctor Doom-like supervillain named Golgoth who has defeated all superheroes and conquered the world, but must now contend with internal power struggles.

Empire (1986 film)

Empire (, translit. Ampir; from ) is a short film directed by Alexander Sokurov, released in 1986. The movie is based on a play by Lucille Fletcher.

Empire (Kasabian album)

Empire is the second album by British rock band Kasabian, released in August 2006. The album went on to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release and was preceded by the release of new single " Empire" on 24 July 2006.

The album was recorded over two weeks after touring with Oasis. According to Tom Meighan in an interview on the album with the NME in early 2006, "Empire" is a word used by the band to describe something that is good. To date the album has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, including more than 600,000 in the UK.

Empire (PLATO)

Empire is the name of a computer game written for the PLATO system in 1973. It is significant for being quite probably the first networked multiplayer arena shooter-style game. It may also be the first networked multiplayer action game (although Maze War is another possibility for this distinction).

Empire (Vidal novel)

Empire is the fourth historical novel in the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal, published in 1987.

The novel concerns the fictional newspaper dynasty of half-sibling characters Caroline and Blaise Sanford. Playing these characters against real-life figures of the years 1898 to 1907, the novel portrays the conjunction of government and mass media in the creation of modern-day America. As with Vidal's other books in his Narratives of Empire series, this novel offers an insight into the journalism of the time, following the exploits of William Randolph Hearst in his efforts to displace Theodore Roosevelt as president in 1904. Following the events leading up to and following the ascension of Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, it includes pithy portraits of such leading public figures of the day as Roosevelt, Hearst, Henry Brooks Adams, Henry James, Secretary of State John Hay and President William McKinley. In this tome, the descendants of Charlie Schuyler, the fictitious main character, continue the American saga of empire building. Nevertheless, most of the characters in this novel are nonfiction and historic.

Category:1987 American novels Category:Novels by Gore Vidal Category:Novels about mass media owners Category:Works about William Randolph Hearst Category:Novels set in the 1890s Category:Novels set in the 1900s Category:Random House books

Empire (2005 TV series)

Empire is an American historical television series for ABC. It is an historical drama set in 44 BC Rome, and covers the struggle of a young Octavius ( Santiago Cabrera), the nephew and heir of Julius Caesar, to become the first emperor of Rome. Octavius is helped in his quest by a fictitious gladiator called Tyrannus ( Jonathan Cake).

The series, filmed entirely in Rome and South Central Italy, was directed by John Gray and Kim Manners, and was produced by Carrie Henderson and Nick Gillott (episodes 4 and 6). It was written by Sara B. Cooper, Chip Johannessen, Tom Wheeler and William Wheeler.

Empire (Kasabian song)

"Empire" is a song by English rock band Kasabian and is the title track for their second album, Empire. It was released 24 July 2006 as the lead single from that album on CD (see 2006 in British music). The single became popular immediately, entering the UK Singles Chart at #9, its peak position, making it the band's third UK Top 10 single. It was still in the charts in 2007, at #65 before dropping off later in January. On 21 August 2006, 10" and DVD versions of the single were released.

The song was available as a pre-order on the band's website which also included a free download of their cover of David Bowie's " Heroes", which was used for ITV's coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. It was also used during series 9 of Top Gear. The album version of the song features backing vocals from Joana Glaza, lead singer of Joana and the Wolf.

Empire (Card novel)

Empire (2006) is a speculative fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. It tells the story of a possible second American Civil War, this time between the Right Wing and Left Wing in the near future. It is the first of the two books in The Empire duet, followed by Hidden Empire with the video game Shadow Complex bridging the two.

Empire (1901 automobile)

The Empire was an American automobile manufactured from 1901 until 1902. A product of Sterling, Illinois, it featured a vee-twin Steam engine geared to its right-hand rear wheel. It had a rectangular, transverse mounted boiler with horizontal tubes across the chassis. Coachwork was of the motor buggy style.

Built by the Empire Manufacturing Co. (soon to be renamed the Empire Automobile Co.) in Sterling, Illinois, it was offered for only $ 750; the popular Oldsmobile Curved Dash cost $ 650.

The essentially same car was built 1901-1902 by the Sterling Automobile & Engine Co. When this company failed to pay their factory mortgage the company was sold by the sheriff's office for $ 1300 and manufacture halted.

Empire (South African magazine)

Empire was a South African magazine published every four weeks between December 2007 and October 2008. It covered media, arts and culture and rapidly established a reputation for controversial articles.

Empire (Circle album)

Empire is the sixteenth album by the Finnish experimental rock band Circle. It was issued as a limited edition vinyl LP by Riot Season in 2004. It is a recording of a concert from 12 May 2004 at Bar Mary in Porvoo, Finland.

Empire is one of a series of vinyl-only albums released by Circle which document their often improvised freeform live shows.

Empire (1962 TV series)

Empire is an hour-long Western television series set on a 1960s ranch in New Mexico, starring Richard Egan, Terry Moore, and Ryan O'Neal. It ran on NBC from September 25, 1962, to May 14, 1963.

In the second abbreviated season, from September 24 to December 31, 1963, it was renamed Redigo after Egan's title character, Jim Redigo, the general manager of the fictitious Garrett ranch in Empire, and reduced to a half-hour.

Empire (H. Beam Piper book)

Empire is a collection of short stories written by H. Beam Piper, and edited by John F. Carr. The book was published in 1981 by Ace Books, and again in 1986. Most of these stories take place in his Terro-Human Future History, with the sole exception being " The Return".

Empire (1910 automobile)

The Empire was an American automobile manufactured from 1910 until 1919. Marketed as "the little aristocrat", the Empire 20 was a four-cylinder shaft-driven runabout built in Indianapolis. The model "A" was a conventional runabout for three passengers with a rumble seat. The model "B" had two bucket seats, a longer hood and was geared higher to attain faster speeds.

More conventional bodywork was later offered; in April 1915 the marque announced production of a 35hp for 1916. The company's final products were a four of 3865 cc and a six of 3670 cc.

Empire (apple)

Empire is the name of a clonally-propagated cultivar of apple derived from a seed grown in 1945 by Lester C. Anderson, a Cornell University fruit nutritionist who conducted open pollination research on his various orchards. In 1945, under the direction of A. J. Heinicke, scientists from the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University in Geneva, New York, harvested the Empire seed, together with thousands of its siblings. The Geneva teams grew and tested ever dwindling sub-populations of the sibling group until 1966, when the final selection, the Empire, was released to the public at the New York Fruit Testing Association meetings in Geneva. According to the US Apple Association website it is one of the fifteen most popular apple cultivars in the United States.

Empire (Queensrÿche song)

"Empire" is a song by the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, appearing on their 1990 album Empire. The lyrical content of the song warns of a foreboding and unstoppable "Empire" of drug trafficking within the United States and its related crimes, that will inevitably lead to the breakdown of civility in American society.

Known as a fan favorite, the group has played the song often live, doing so over a thousand times as of April 2016, and the track is the band's second most played song in its setlist history. It is exceeded only by " Eyes of a Stranger".

Empire (Law & Order)

"Empire" is the 201st episode of NBC's legal drama Law & Order, and the 20th episode of the 9th season.

Empire (Super8 & Tab album)

Empire is the debut studio album by Finnish trance duo Super8 & Tab, released on September 13, 2010.

Empire (EP)

Empire is the first label release by American metalcore band The Word Alive. It was released on July 21, 2009 on Fearless Records. The album was produced by Andrew Wade and charted at number 15 on Billboards Top Heatseekers. After this EP, founding drummer Tony Aguilera would be kicked from the band, it is however, the first release with lead vocalist Tyler "Telle" Smith.

Empire (online game)

Empire was a MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, founded in 1992 by Farhaj "Astafas" Hashmi and several associates. It received critical praise.

Empire (Saylor novel)

Empire is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor. It is the sequel to Roma, and follows the lives of five generations of the Pinarius family from the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, to the height of Rome's empire under Hadrian.

It was first published by Corsair (an imprint of Constable & Robinson) in 2010, and is now published by St Martin's Press.

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Empire (newspaper)

The Empire was a newspaper published in Sydney, Australia. It was published from 28 December 1850 to 14 February 1875, except for the period from 28 August 1858 to 23 May 1859, when publication was suspended. It was later absorbed by The Evening News.

Empire (2012 TV series)

Empire is a 2012 BBC and Open University co-production, written and presented by Jeremy Paxman, charting the rise of the British Empire from the trading companies of India to the rule over a quarter of the world's population and the legacy in the modern world.

Empire (1984 TV series)

Empire is an American comedy television series that aired from January 4 until February 1, 1984.

Empire (Frankie DeCarlos album)

EMPIRE is the third studio album by American recording artist Frankie DeCarlos.

Empire (program)

Empire is a computer software for semiempirical Molecular Orbital calculations designed to run in parallel on multi-core desktop computers and on massively parallel supercomputers. Empire is used to calculate chemical structures and is able to calculate large systems such as proteins .

Empire (Derek Minor album)

Empire is the fifth studio album by American Christian hip hop artist Derek Minor, released on January 27, 2015. It was released through RMG and Entertainment One.

Empire (season 2)

The second season of the American television drama series Empire premiered on September 23, 2015, in the United States on Fox. The season was ordered on January 17, 2015. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Entertainment, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions and Little Chicken Inc. The showrunners for this season are Ilene Chaiken, Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. The season aired on Wednesday at 9:00 pm, the same slot as the previous season.

Empire (band)

Empire is a British-German metal band founded in 2000 by former Majesty guitarist, Rolf Munkes.

Munkes was joined by bassist Neil Murray, singer Lance King and drummer Gerald Kloos. The band recorded their first album Hypnotica in 2001. In 2003, Munkes published another album, with the addition of ex-Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin on vocals and keyboardist Don Airey. The album was called Trading Souls. Airey left the band before the recording of the third Empire album, The Raven Ride (2006). With the exception of Airey and the new drummer André Hilgers, the line up of the band was identical to Trading Souls. For the 2007 album Chasing Shadows, Munkes employed a new singer, Doogie White.

Empire (show)

Empire is a contemporary circus show that debuted in New York City on May 31, 2012, and was directed by Wayne Harrison,

The show features a central character, the Impresario, who, following the Global Financial Crisis tried to rebuild his empire. Acts include Elena Lev, foot-juggling, roller-skaters, quick-change routine, shoulder ballet and German wheel. Following its premiere, The New York Times proclaimed that "Spiegelworld has made it the big time," and Time Out New York rated it four stars, saying of the acts, "this is timeless stuff: physical feats and illusions that have been practiced for centuries."

Empire played in a 440-seat Spiegeltent on West 45th Street, New York City until September 2, 2012. It then commenced its 2013 Australian tour on January 4 at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, in a 700-seat spiegeltent.

Empire (Shakira song)

"Empire" is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her self-titled tenth studio album, Shakira (2014). It was written by Steve Mac and Ina Wroldsen, while production was handled by Mac and Shakira. The song was released as the second single from the album on 22 February 2014. "Empire" is a downtempo rock ballad about finding a love so powerful their empire could make "the world unite." Her vocals on the track was compared to those of Tori Amos, Jewel, Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morissette.

Upon its release, "Empire" was acclaimed by music critics, who commended the singer for getting back to her rock roots. Some even called it a gorgeous ballad and praised her vocals. The song charted moderately in countries like France, South Korea and Spain. In the United States, it peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's accompanying video was released on 25 March 2014 and portrays Shakira playing a runaway bride unharmed by fire and on the side of the Montserrat mountain, close to Barcelona. Shakira performed the song in a number of places, including The Voice (both U.S. and UK), Billboard Music Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon iHeart Radio awards and others.

Empire (2015 TV series)

Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company.

Empire debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015. On January 17, 2015, the series was renewed for an 18-episode second season, which premiered on September 23, 2015. On January 15, 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which is set to premiere on September 21, 2016.

Empire (Al Jazeera TV series)

Empire is a one-hour program on Al Jazeera English which examines global powers and their agendas. The show is hosted by Marwan Bishara.

Empire on Al Jazeera English, consistently challenges concepts about global powers and global elites. Through Empire episodes such as The US between Two Wars; SuperClass; BRIC: The New World Order; or US & Iran: Best of Enemies?, Marwan Bishara has posed pertinent questions on a vast range of topics. Empire has been successful at dissecting the most significant geo-political issues of the day by fusing the best Al Jazeera field reporting with an in-depth studio debate with the participation of leading analysts and commentators.

In later episodes the debates sometimes take place in the location in question. The show breaks down said countries' policies with the people who live in them and examines whether those policies work and who benefits.

Empire (graphic novel)

Empire is a 1978 graphic novel written by Samuel R. Delany and illustrated by Howard Chaykin.

Empire (season 3)

The third season of the American television drama series Empire will premiere on September 21, 2016, in the United States on Fox. The third season was ordered on January 15, 2016.The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Entertainment, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions and Little Chicken Inc. The showrunners for this season are Ilene Chaiken, Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. The season will air on Wednesday at 9:00 pm, the same slot as the previous seasons.

Empire (season 1)

The first season of the American television series Empire premiered on January 7, 2015, and concluded on March 18, 2015, on Fox. The series centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control. The show aired on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET. The season consisted of 12 episodes.

The first episode was watched by 9.90 million viewers and achieved an adult 18-49 rating/share of 3.8/11, making it the biggest series launch for the network since Touch premiered in 2012. The viewership of the series rose every single week, with the season finale, which aired on March 18, 2015, being watched by 17.62 million viewers and achieving an adult 18-49 rating/share of 6.9/21.

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Unwilling to risk his new empire by returning to Cross Creek as the war draws closer threatening both his wife and mother, only the Major is there recuperating from a minor wound with an abundance of drink when a marauding band abruptly materializes to shoot him dead after degrading him mercilessly, tormenting the older woman beyond endurance and then in a prolonged scene reveling in its own depiction of cruelty raping the younger one in almost clinical detail.

For nearly 600 years, between the collapse of the Abbasid Empire in the thirteenth century and the waning years of the Ottoman era in the late nineteenth century, government authority was tenuous and tribal Iraq was, in effect, autonomous.

The Safavids, who were the first to declare Shia Islam the official religion of Iran, sought to control Iraq both because of the Shia holy places at An Najaf and Karbala and because Baghdad, the seat of the old Abbasid Empire, had great symbolic value.

These new rulers, who added the Byzantine Empire to Islam, who with Egypt brought Southern and Western Arabia with the Holy Cities also under their authority, and caused all the neighbouring princes, Moslim and Christian alike, to tremble on their thrones, thought it was time to abolish the senseless survival of the Abbasid glory.

He was the last king of the Achaemenids, losing his empire to Alexander the Great.

Troy to beat the Achaian Greeks and go on to establish an empire that would link Asia and Europe.

Spiritual Advisor and anything they can learn about the barbarian war and the intrigues within the Empire.

To take one obvious example, an aelurophobe would be most unsuitable to represent the Empire among a felinoid people.

Similarly, a full assessment of the role of this aetheric magic in the governance of the Old Empire must now be made.

It is now evident that such temples were centres of aetheric learning in the Old Empire.

These are the property of Sierra International, which is part of the powerful mining empire of Afric International, which in turn is a rich capital asset of the British Commonwealth.

Sangiban, king of the Alani, who had promised to betray the city, and to revolt from the service of the empire.

After a long and victorious march, the new Avars arrived at the foot of Mount Caucasus, in the country of the Alani and Circassians, where they first heard of the splendor and weakness of the Roman empire.

Empire against the Alemanni massing on the far side of the Rhine that he had neglected his own base of operations.

But then Captain Alima had come with his Star Destroyer and forced Nadon to reveal the secrets of Ithorian technology to the Empire.