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. 270, No. 1573, February

A Polish Family in Music
In the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, in south eastern Poland, stands the spa village of Iwonicz, the estate of the Zaluski family until its confiscation by the Communists in 1948. Its centre, among the prettiest anywhere in eastern Europe, is...
A Sidelight to the Hungarian Revolution
The article 'Hungary at Last Fulfils the Ideals of the 1956 Revolution' by Thomas Orszag Land (Volume 269, November 1996, pp 229-233) is a fitting follow-up to the political side of the events of 1956. In the University of Pecs (at that time with only...
Berlin: Capital on the Move
The steady and spectacular expansion of Berlin which is destined to regain its position as capital of Germany and the focus of the country's biggest industrial region by the turn of the century is already acting as a powerful magnet for financial investment...
Egypt Preprares for the Twenty-First Century
Samir Ragab, Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian Mayo and Al Messa newspapers, speaking at the 1996 International Book Fair, stated that Egypt has advanced far on the path to democracy and the country is set to reap the dividends of partisan pluralism and...
Mandatory Sentences: Putting the Record Straight
The Home Secretary's introduction of the 'two/three strikes and you're out' sentencing concept is a result of the overwhelming evidence that judges can no longer be trusted to impose realistic sentences to protect the public and punish criminals. Year...
Phyllis Bentley: Novelist of Yorkshire Life
There are some novels which make a major impact on the contemporary literary scene when published and for a time thereafter, yet, half a century or so later, both the book and its author appear to be forgotten, except, perhaps, by those who were impressed...
Picture Galleries outside London: The Christ Church Gallery, Oxford
Although the front of Christ Church is the most dramatic in Oxford, the entrance to its picture gallery is backstage, through a dignified sort of rabbit-hole at the end of Blue Boar Street. The warren inside is neat, spacious and plain enough not to...
Separatism the Italian Way: The Northern League
The 15th of September 1996 marked one of the strangest days of Italy's recent history. Umberto Bossi proclaimed the independence of the so-called Padania, the Latin name for the region around the river Po, to be established in under a year. At the end...
The Chechen War and Russia's Identity Crisis
Whether the present ceasefire in Chechnya will hold is of course questionable. Yet, regardless of future developments, the message of the war is clear - the Russian army suffered a humiliating defeat. The downward slide of Russian military power has...