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. 265, No. 1544, September

A Japanese Temple Bell in Ireland
IT is comparatively rare to be given any depth of insight into the provenance and history of the things around us. For the most part, the objects we encounter bear with them only the most minimal of clues about their origin. Of the often long and meandering...
Balkan Lessons
BEFORE civilization was very old Dubrovnik had already arrived. Epidaurus was then its name and it had been rounded by Argos, himself the son of one of Jupiter's many brief affairs--but on this occasion there had been a departure from precedent: his...
Poisoning the Fount of Life - Fresh Water Pollution and Its Consequences
HUMAN life is dependent on the presence of fresh water. Of the approximately 1.4 billion cubic kilometres of our planet's water supplies fresh water makes up less than three per cent. Most of this is tied up in glaciers, ice caps and snow fields, particularly...
The Greek Monarchy in Retrospect
AN expert on royal security wrote in 1910: 'A royal crown may sometimes seem heavy, even under the radiant skies of Greece'. The convoluted and sometimes violent history of the modern Greek monarchy has been further explored in a new book, just published...
The New Era of Warfare
THE world is moving into a new era of warfare. The new era is characterized by less conventional warfare and the avoidance of a central nuclear war. Instead, it is an era of guerrilla warfare. This means that much of the money that nations now devote...
The Quintessential Nehru
THE Indians remember Nehru only twice a year, on May 27, the anniversary of his death, and November 14--his birthday. For the rest of the year they don't spare a thought for him. But on these two occasions the entire nation pays him homage extravagantly....
The Rape of Leda
THE story of Leda and the swan is the subject matter of poems by two of the greatest 20th century poets of Europe: R. M. Rilke and W. B. Yeats. So what is there in that bizarre story which attracted two poets, writing in different languages and emerging...
The Uffizi, a Year After
THE notes of Verdi's Requiem fade away into the night air and the Martinella on Palazzo Vecchio begins to toll. It is answered in turn by the bell of the Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore -- the religious united to the secular. Only on solemn and exceptional...
What Went Wrong with Local Elections?
MY barber was emphatic. He had voted Labour (or was it Liberal Democrat? he was not quite sure) in the June election for the European Parliament. He had, he said, registered a protest against the idea of VAT on his electricity and gas bills. Not an issue...