RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 559109183 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10006836 T1 Lord Salisbury's world conservative environments in late-Victorian Britain A1 Bentley, Michael,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2001 SN 0511116098 9780511116094 9780521445061 052144506X 051101788X 9780511017889 9780511495687 0511495684 9780511052750 0511052758 0511153945 9780511153945 128015179X 9781280151798 AB "Lord Salisbury (1830-1903) is now a subject of intense historical attention. This new study moves away from conventional biography and presents an original portrait of the mental world inhabited by late-Victorian Conservatives at the time when their world-view was coming under severe strain." "At the centre of the picture is the third Marquis of Salisbury, but Lord Salisbury's World does not simply tell the story of his life and politics. Instead, it asks sensitive questions about how the political, intellectual and religious environments of the late-Victorian period seemed to one of its sharpest intellects, and it situates Salisbury and his immediate entourage in a wide landscape of relationships, perceptions and problems." "Its starting points are two: that politics is a situational activity, and that situations reside in the minds of the beholders. For that reason Professor Bentley draws the reader into Conservative assumptions about time and space, property and society, religion and the state, the past and the future - the very language in which they expressed themselves. His book will therefore be required reading for all those interested in British political ideas."--Jacket.