Empires

Refers to political units that comprise a number of territories or nations and are ruled by a single supreme authority called an "emperor" or "empress." It may also refer to extensive political dominions in which a sovereign state rules or controls its dependencies.

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18288
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empires
empire
keizerrijken Dutch
keizerrijk Dutch
imperio Spanish
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Refers to political units that comprise a number of territories or nations and are ruled by a single supreme authority called an "emperor" or "empress." It may also refer to extensive political dominions in which a sovereign state rules or controls its dependencies.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300128214. The J. Paul Getty Trust.