The Padishah Empire is a fictional government in the Dune universe of author Frank Herbert. The Empire encompassed the entire universe known to mankind. Its power was divided between the Spacing Guild, the Landsraad, and the Padishah Emperor. It is also commonly refered to as the "Imperium" or "The Known Universe". The fictional Dune universe is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ...
Padishah (پادشاه) is a Persian word meaning "king" or "ruler." Persian (فارسی), (local name in Iran and Afghanistan: Fârsi), Pârsi (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (Another local name in Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Bahrain and Uzbekistan. ...
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In diplomatic circles, the empire was often referred to as the Sublime Porte or simply as the Porte, deriving from the French translation of the Ottoman name Bâb-i-âlî, meaning "the high gate", due to the greeting ceremony the sultan held for foreign ambassadors at the grand Palace Gate of the Imperial Topkapı Palace.
The Empire reached its apex under Suleiman I in the 16th century, when it stretched from the Persian Gulf in the east to Hungary in the northwest, and from Egypt in the south to the Caucasus in the north.
The Empire was situated in the middle of East and West and interacted throughout its six-century history with both the East and the West.
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