The Prince: The Emergence of Elites in Early 20th-Century Saudi Arabia

Nachum Shiloh, who’s about to complete his PhD at Tel Aviv University’s Department of History, talks to host Gilad Halpern about his research that focuses on the history of Saudi elites in the first half of the 20th century.

In our minds, Saudi Arabia, to this day, has been an ultraconservative, almost medieval society, with a clear hierarchy and a coercive leadership. But it turns out that is not exactly the case.


This is a segment from The Tel Aviv Review: Listen to the full show.

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