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1 But by the time Babur was born, in 1483, the empires had crumbled and the emperors' descendants had multiplied into a horde of princelings fighting for loot and territory.
2 The minister took up the theme and discoursed mellifluously on the ebb and flow of empires .
3 You can imagine history's grim inventory of war and destruction being laid out before them as they examined how, from the 15th century, empires and upstarts had often fought for supremacy.
4 But our views are blurred by the whirlwinds of markets, as firms and fortunes, the commercial "empires" of this era, are lost and made.
5 Ideally, money from these “cash cows” should be redeployed to the stars, but the cash cows’ managers may fight to keep some of it for their empires.
6 Most tycoons like the idea of their children running their empires when they are dead; I suppose part of it is a subconscious desire for immortality.
7 The us Postal Service has an unofficial creed (above) that harks back to Herodotus, who was admiring the Persian empire's stalwart messengers.
8 It was cooked up by the ancient Romans, who ordered all of the empire's conquered peoples to buy chalky heart-shaped candies covered with flirty Latin phrases or face the punishment of crucifixion.
9 Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but soon after Persia regained its independence in the form of the Parthian and Sassanid Empires.
10 The two fashion companies are among a gaggle of Spanish conquistadors rapidly building global business empires.
11 By now, American expansionism began to resemble Europe's old-fashioned imperial empires, which it was fast approaching from an eastward direction.
12 The Empire's teetering in the balance.
13 For wealthy families that want their scions to take over business empires, the $200,000 price tag on a diploma from a top-tier U.
14 Marx foresaw constant internecine warfare among capitalists, resulting in and fewer controlling vaster and vaster empires.
15 gaffes were merely a consequence of the short circuit in communication inside the Vatican," noted Massimo Franco, author of "Parallel Empires," a history of U. s. -vatican relations.
16 All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
17 They employ coders, carders and mules as part of their cyber crime empires, and receive the majority of the profits.
18 Both of these empires had aspired to a kind of universality.
19 Even Byzantium's modern defenders have tended to set out their case in qualified terms, stressing the empire's relationship to other historical developments.
20 These treasures, passed on in good condition from generation to generation by the family of Mikado, reflect the influence of the Great Tang Empire's culture upon the East Asian area.
21 Murderers and thieves were made to work - the Wall became the empire's jail.
22 Conventional Imperial design philosophies would not have produced the TIE defender, but the repeated successes of Alliance starfighter pilots forced the Empire's hand.
23 Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the rules of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman.
24 about the 19th century colonial empires? They killed millions more than the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.
25 between the two empires and systems were mortal.
26 According to Empire's "making of" book, Once Upon a Galaxy, Boba Fett's character had originally emerged from that of Darth Vader.
27 The plague decimated the Emperor Justinian's tax-base, undermining his ability to battle the Vandals and the Goths and effectively ended the chance of uniting the Western and Eastern Roman Empires.
28 New empires had emerged and started to assault the Portuguese empire.
29 I've just begun Nicholas Ostler's "Empires of the Word".
30 He came of age in an era of industrial giants in which business empires were rising all around him.