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  • n. Plural form of shah.


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  • My point is there are shahs and there are shahs, as a quick course in multi-dynastic ancient Persian history will reveal!

    Charlotte Safavi: On the Shahs of Sunset Reality Show

  • It occurs to me that the shahs I knew in Tehranangeles were UCLA professors with Ivy League pedigrees, or doctors, bankers and lawyers who wouldn't be caught dead with facial hair, or without neckties and dress socks unlike the men in the PR picture.

    Charlotte Safavi: On the Shahs of Sunset Reality Show

  • This is only natural, given that it was the West which impacted upon the Pahlavi shahs to relax hijab.

    G. Roger Denson: Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

  • Both gumashtas and shahs could be found outside the network center. back

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • The guest book was filled with shahs and presidents.

    Regina Weinreich: Jazz Baroness on HBO/ Burn the Floor on Broadway

  • The kingdoms of Georgia, one may recall, were vassals of the shahs before they were taken by the tsars in the early 19th century.

    The New Great Game

  • The Qajar shahs ruled uneasily for a century and a half.

    The Prize

  • Though a great polyglot trading emporium between East and West, Baku was still very much a part of Asia with the minarets and the old mosque of the Persian shahs, and with its population of Tatars, Persians, and Armenians.

    The Prize

  • In the nineteenth century, a country habituated to invasion found itself subject to a new form of foreign pressure—the diplomatic and commercial competition between Russia and Britain for dominance over Persia, which inevitably became a preoccupation of the Qajar shahs, as they sought to play the two great powers off against each other.

    The Prize

  • Through the ages, he observed, it has been outlawed by popes, kings, shahs, and sultans as a crime punishable by excommunication, execution, mutilation, and even (in Turkey) skewering of the nose with one's own pipe.

    To Smoke or Not to Smoke?


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