Arthur James Balfour, 1848-1930

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A world-renowned British stateman, Arthur James Balfour is best known as Prime Minister and signer of the Balfour Declaration, calling for a national home for Jews in Palestine. Less well known are his initiatives in creating a structure for strategic planning, preparation for, and fighting a war, the Committee of Imperial Defence, and chairing the committee which articulated the basis for the constitution of the British Commonwealth of Nations. This book provides the most ...

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A world-renowned British stateman, Arthur James Balfour is best known as Prime Minister and signer of the Balfour Declaration, calling for a national home for Jews in Palestine. Less well known are his initiatives in creating a structure for strategic planning, preparation for, and fighting a war, the Committee of Imperial Defence, and chairing the committee which articulated the basis for the constitution of the British Commonwealth of Nations. This book provides the most extensive survey of the literature by and about Balfour.

The first section of the book, a historiographical narrative, surveys the important literature, integrating historical and biographical events, criticisms, evaluations, and observations of reviewers along with those of the writer. It surveys books, monographs, official histories, government publications, memoirs, diaries, dissertations, bibliographies, pertinent articles from journals, collections of unpublished papers, manuscript collections, and archival and research holdings. The second section provides an annotated bibliography of the 500 items discussed in the historiographical narrative.

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Reviews all important primary and secondary sources by and about Balfour, a British statesman. Part I is a historiographical narrative section, integrating historical and biographical events, criticism, and observations of reviewers along with those of the author. This section surveys sources including books, government documents and publications, memoirs, dissertations, articles, and interviews. Part II consists of 425 annotated bibliography entries, keyed to information in Part I. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

EUGENE L. RASOR has retired as Professor of History at Emory and Henry College in Virgina, after teaching there for over 30 years.

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Table of Contents

Historiographical Narrative

Introduction and Biographical Essay

Sources, Reference Works, and Histories

Biographies and Personal Matters

Philosophy and Education

Parliament

The Party and the Press

The Balfour Declaration

Defense, Empire, and Diplomacy

Assessments and Areas for Future Research

Annotated Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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