Inside the Kingdom - Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia-logo

Inside the Kingdom - Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia

Robert Lacey

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox. It is a modern state driven by contemporary technology and possessed of vast oil deposits, yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back a thousand years to match those of the prophet Muhammad. With Inside the Kingdom, journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. While living for years among the nation's princes and paupers, its clerics and progressives, Lacey endeavored to find out how the consequences of the 1970s oil boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories that trace a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oil-market convulsions of today, Inside the Kingdom gives us a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world. Their struggle will have powerful reverberations around the globe, and this rich work provides a penetrating look at a country no one can afford to ignore.

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox. It is a modern state driven by contemporary technology and possessed of vast oil deposits, yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back a thousand years to match those of the prophet Muhammad. With Inside the Kingdom, journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. While living for years among the nation's princes and paupers, its clerics and progressives, Lacey endeavored to find out how the consequences of the 1970s oil boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories that trace a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oil-market convulsions of today, Inside the Kingdom gives us a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world. Their struggle will have powerful reverberations around the globe, and this rich work provides a penetrating look at a country no one can afford to ignore.
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History

Description:

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox. It is a modern state driven by contemporary technology and possessed of vast oil deposits, yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back a thousand years to match those of the prophet Muhammad. With Inside the Kingdom, journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. While living for years among the nation's princes and paupers, its clerics and progressives, Lacey endeavored to find out how the consequences of the 1970s oil boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories that trace a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oil-market convulsions of today, Inside the Kingdom gives us a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world. Their struggle will have powerful reverberations around the globe, and this rich work provides a penetrating look at a country no one can afford to ignore.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

13h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

19:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

29:11


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:26


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:40


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:52


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:09


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

24:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:16


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

26:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

18:29


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

22:38


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

26:01


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

35:29


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:37


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

21:16


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

24:04


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

17:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:37


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

32:40


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

26:45


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

24:47


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

22:10


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

28:09


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

14:54


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

21:02


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

25:43


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

26:05


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

22:58


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

19:54


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

27:45


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

31:25


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

42:18


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

00:23