What is empire?

  • (noun): A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization.
    Synonyms: conglomerate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Empire

The term empire derives from the Latin imperium (power, authority). Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled either by a monarch (emperor, empress) or an oligarchy.

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Some articles on empire:

History Of Tajikistan - The Mongols and Their Successors (1218–1740) - Mongol Empire (1218–1370)
... The Mongol Empire swept through Central Asia, invaded Khwarezmian Empire and sacked the cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, looting and massacring people everywhere ...
Political Science - The Rise and Fall of The Roman Empire
... During the height of the Roman Empire, famous historians such as Polybius, Livy and Plutarch documented the rise of the Roman Republic, and the ... years elapsed, from the foundation of the city of Rome in 753 BC to the fall of the Roman Empire or the beginning of the Middle Ages ... his philosophical aspirations and the duty he felt to defend the Roman Empire from its external enemies through his various military campaigns ...
History Of Tajikistan - Pre-Islamic Period (600 BC – AD 651) - Hellenistic Period (329 BC–90 BC)
... After the Persian Empire was defeated by Alexander the Great, Bactria, Sogdiana and Merv, being part of Persian Empire, had to defend themselves from new invaders ... they were closely related) created a Kushan Empire around 30 AD ...
Andronikos III Palaiologos - Legacy
... Under Andronikos the Byzantine Empire came closest to regaining a position of power in the Balkan Peninsula since the Fourth Crusade ... Although an energetic campaigner, the empire during this period was just too weak to defeat its enemies in Anatolia, Bulgaria and Serbia ... His loss of the empire's few remaining territories in Anatolia made the Ottoman Turks posed to expand into Europe as did its lack of strength following his reign to ...
The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire
... The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces ... The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West ...

More definitions of "empire":

  • (noun): The domain ruled by an emperor or empress.
  • (noun): A group of countries under a single authority.
    Example: "The British empire"
  • (noun): An eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple.
  • (noun): A monarchy with an emperor as head of state.

Famous quotes containing the word empire:

    To Americans I hardly need to say,—
    “Westward the star of empire takes its way.”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    On September 16, 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September.... But after air conditioning and the Second World War arrived, more or less at the same time, Congress sits and sits while the presidents—or at least their staffs—never stop making mischief.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)