Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 271, No. 1580, September

Indonesia's Parliamentary Elections
Indonesia is the giant of Southeast Asia, with almost 200 million people and an area approaching four times that of France. This archipelago state of 13,667 islands stretches across 3,000 miles from east to west and is home to hundreds of ethnic groups...
Jacques Cousteau and the Discovery of the Sea
The passion for exploration is evidently endemic in the nature of humanity, and to challenge the unknown a very necessary and desirable inclination. During the twentieth century, with few apparent realms of the unknown still left to conquer, men's minds...
Music at Mikkeli
If anyone had told me that a performance of Prokofiev's rarely-heard opera Betrothed in a Monastery would be the highlight of a brief visit to Finland, I would have been sceptical to say the least. The plot, based on Sheridan's play The Duenna, seemed...
The British Court-Martial System
On July 29, 1990, after a heavy drinking session, Lance-Sergeant Alexander Findlay of the Scots Guards lost control of himself in barracks in Londonderry. He held members of his unit at gunpoint, threatening to kill himself and some of them. After having...
The Gothic Revival Revisited
Astonishingly little is said or written about probably the most powerful artistic movement of the nineteenth century, and far less than it deserves. Centred in the British Isles, it spread its influence throughout the English-speaking world and Continental...
The Russian 'Soul' and Yeltsin's Body
Despite some setbacks, modern Western life is slowly taking hold in post-Soviet society, albeit, depending upon the eye of the beholder, its manifestations vary. For quite a few post-Soviet citizens the advent of capitalism, 'West', and 'modernity'...
The World of Compact Discs
Eighteenth century composers, from the most famous such as Mozart and Haydn, to lesser known figures such as Archduke Rudolph of Austria, dominate recent CD releases. Archduke Rudolph, who lived from 1788 to 1831, was a younger brother of Emperor Francis...
What's in a Name?
Alarm bells, rang noisily in India, according to The Times, when Maharashtra's newly-elected Hindu nationalist government decided to rename Bombay, the state capital, Mumbai. Fears of communal unrest, or worse, proved unfounded but cause for concern...