All of these personages remain standing, except the mollahs, and are so placed as to form a lane the entire length of the audience-hall, up which the Shah-in-Shah proceeds with stately steps and seats himself on the carpet of pearls before the peacock throne
The dazzle of the Peacock Throne
or the pleasure gardens of the nobles and merchants were not enough to blind contemporary adventurers -- FranE*ois Bernier, for instance -- to the hopeless life of the unwashed majority.
Few would claim that Persia has enjoyed stability or tranquility; accession to the Peacock throne
and dynastic change was often violent and the Shia form of Islam was no stranger to internal dissension to Sunni threats or to the intermittent persecution of other faiths.
It was there that Nadir Shah, the warrior king who plundered the Mogul Empire, sacked Delhi in 1739 and brought back the Peacock Throne
More recent suggestions include the myth of Zeus visiting Danae in the form of a shower of gold, Stevie Davies, Images of Kingship in Paradise Lost: Milton's Politics and Christian Liberty (Columbia, 1983), 68; Giangiorgio Trissino's La Italia Liberata da Gotthi, Colin Burrow, Epic Romance: Homer to Milton (Oxford, 1993), 266-7; and the Peacock Throne
of Persia, Balachandra Rajan, 'Banyan Trees and Fig Leaves; Some Thoughts on Milton's India', in P.
Under him, the magnificence of the court (though not necessarily of the people) reached its peak, as he ordered the construction of the Peacock Throne
, which was to be riddled with precious stones.
We should therefore determine their attitude eir differences at a summit of OPEC nations in 1975, the Kurds were dumped by the Peacock Throne
and by its chief ally, the United States.
That brisk 1953 covert operation, which reinstalled the young, uncertain Reza Shah Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne
, marked the CIA's first paramilitary victory.
All of these personages remain standing, except the mollahs, and are so placed as to fonn a lane the entire length of the audience-hall, up which the Shah-in-Shah proceeds with stately steps and seats himself on the carpet of pearls before the peacock throne
Thirty years ago the holder of the peacock throne
learned to his cost that the people of Iran are not to be trifled with.
For most of us, that civilization is shrouded in a golden haze: Persepolis, the Peacock Throne
, and Omar Khayyam come to mind, a Cyrus, Darius or Xerxes (perhaps more than one of each) are only just remembered.
So why not use the deadly Quark bomb as a threat to stop the Russkis interfering as we restore the Shah's dim brother to the Peacock Throne
and turn them Eyeranians into good guys again?