Balfours world describes the crucible in which that mentality was forged as ellenberger acknowledges there is a vast literature relating to both balfour himself and most of the other characters who feature in her study if much of the material is familiar by adopting her gendered approach she casts the events in a new light and provides . As the new century began the demeanours modelled by habitus of balfours world would characterize many in the imperial elite marking them as a clear bridge between the victorians and the moderns in britains twentieth century political culture nancy w ellenberger is professor of history at the united states naval academy annapolis maryland. Balfours world aristocracy and political culture at the fin de siecle by nancy w ellenberger woodbridge boydell press 2015 414 pp 5000 arthur balfour was british prime minister from 1902 to 1905 and he served as foreign secretary in david lloyd georges wartime coalition today he is remembered if he is remembered at all for the balfour declaration of 1917 a british . Nancy w ellenbergers absorbing and original study balfours world aristocracy and political culture at the fin de sicle presents what she calls a braided narrative 11a series of chapters explore successive episodes in the lives of arthur balfour george pembroke the sisters laura and margot tennant and the siblings george and mary wyndham in the 1880s and 1890s. Balfours world aristocracy and political culture and the fin de sicle by nancy w ellenberger by nancy w ellenberger balfours world aristocracy and political culture and the fin de sicle
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