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. 283, No. 1655, December

Aboriginal Violence against Women
ELAINE Shaw was repeatedly raped and sexually abused from the age of four by her father and uncles. Her partner physically assaulted and psychologically tormented her, locking her in a room for three years to separate her from the children. Aboriginal...
An Amazing Dreamcoat at the Royal Academy: The Lloyd Webber Collection
THE discourtesies extended to the collector, Andrew Lloyd Webber, by the London Evening Standard, The Sunday Times and The Guardian, were not only incivil but also irrelevant. I too feel blank about his musical entertainments. That has nothing to do...
A Tale of Two English Spas
AMONG small cities, the name of Bath must have the widest resonance. To some people, it means architecture--a lovely sequence of Georgian-style squares and streets extending from the Royal Crescent to the Holborne Museum and beyond. To others, it means...
Can We Reduce Some of the Booms and Busts in Companies?
CORPORATE crashes are not new. Two of the biggest in history took place within months of each other almost three centuries ago--in Britain and France in 1720: the South Sea Bubble and the Mississippi Scheme. There are now concern about the financial...
In Search of Markets: Transition Economies in Eastern Europe
THE countries of Eastern Europe after World War II, following the earlier Russian example, seceded from the market economy and installed command systems governed by central planning. But after 1990 all these countries underwent a political and economic...
International Perspectives on the Art of Film Making
DURING the late 1990s, Studio magazine in Paris agreed to a request made by Laurent Tirard to conduct a series of 'master class' interviews with some of the most influential directors in the film industry. The transcripts of these interviews were published...
Lessons from the First Century of Air Warfare
DURING the hundred years that have elapsed since Orville Wright's first forty-yard flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on 17 December 1903, air power has been a dominant factor in warfare. And though for most of the last half-century it has been...
New and Noteworthy
W. W. NORTON's 'Critical Editions' have for many years enjoyed a high reputation for their scholarship and for the quality of their texts. This reputation has been maintained in Brian Johnston's new edition of Ibsen's Selected Plays ([pounds sterling]9.95)....
Queen Victoria's 'Secret Marriage'
FROM time to time the British media is set in a frenzy when private papers figure on the auction circuit, or are re-discovered, appearing to 'prove' yet again that Queen Victoria contracted a secret marriage after the death of her beloved husband Prince...
The Riviera Then and Now
THE searing summer of 2003 in France was already well en route at its beginning in late June. La canicule--front page then and right through August--was relentless, and I worried about dear friends, like a 93-year-old stuck in his Boulogne apartment,...
The World of Paperbacks
A newcomer to this column is PERSEPHONE BOOKS of Lamb's Conduit in London. This small publisher, which brings out eight new titles a year, has made a name for itself and has had three of its books read or adapted on BBC Radio Four--no mean achievement....