The kingdom book about saudi arabia

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The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud by Robert Lacey

The Kingdom is the story of a country--a country of astonishing contrasts, where routine computer printouts open with the words In the name of God, where men who grew up in goat-hair tents now dominate the money markets of the world, and where murderers and adulterers are publicly executed in the street. By its own reckoning, this country is just entering the fifteenth century.

The Kingdom is also the story of a family--a family that has fought its way from poverty and obscurity into wealth and power the likes of which the world has never known, a family characterized by fierce loyalty among its members, ruthlessness toward its enemies, and dedication to one of the worlds most severe and demanding creeds.

The Kingdom is Saudi Arabia--the only country in the world to bear the name of the family that rules it.
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The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Sa'ud

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U nderstanding Saudi Arabia has never been easy: leaks, rumours and official denials surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a grim reminder of a notoriously opaque system. The after effects of both included pressure from the Saudi clerical establishment for tougher laws and sparser school curricula and the promotion of Sunni-Shia sectarianism as a strand of the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran. The fate of the ordinary people of neighbouring Yemen, whose Houthi rebels are backed by Iran, has been part of that story since MBS launched an unwinnable war in It provides a poignantly entertaining backdrop for assessing the significance of recent social reforms, including allowing women to drive and attend sports events. The institution of male guardianship, however, remains firmly in place.

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  1. Prime Book Box. Inspire a love of reading with Prime Book Box for Kids Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Barbara Bray.

  2. Today, it is his family that runs Saudi Arabia. Robert Lacey writes in a friendly and engaging style. A worthy addition to your shelf of books on the modern Middle.

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