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vizier

a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial governor or chief minister to the sultan

Vizier

 

title of ministers and highest dignitaries in many Islamic countries. In the Ottoman Empire the supreme or grand vizier (vezir-i-azam, sard-azam) headed the government (the Porte), issued orders (fermans) in the name of the sultan, and signed peace treaties. With the termination of the sultanate in Turkey (1922), this office was abolished.

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Enter Shahrazad, the daughter of the vizier, an important status to which I will return.
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There are truly stand-out performances from each of the eight actors in the ensemble, but particular plaudits must go to Keiron Self (best known for his role in BBC sitcom My Family) as the Vizier, Elin Phillips as Shahrazad, and Alun Saunders as the hapless comic foil in several of the tales.
There are truly stand-out performances from each of the eight actors in the ensemble, but particular plaudits must go to Keiron Self (best known for his role in BBC sit com My Family) as the Vizier, Elin Phillips as Shahrazad, and Alun Saunders as the hapless comic foil in several of the tales.
Inside, the Abbasid ruler finds the body of a young woman hacked to pieces and orders his vizier to solve the crime in three days.
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