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. 268, No. 1564, May

America's Great Blind Historian
W. H. Prescott's eyesight was so diminished that he was almost completely blind most of his life. As he himself often said the state of his eyes was so bad that he 'was obliged to use a writing case for the blind and that', he added, 'did not permit...
Observing European Elections
The European Parliament in Strasbourg is one of the most important institutions of the European Union, not the least because it ensures a measure of democratic representation and approval within the workings of the Union. Its members are elected every...
Picture Galleries outside London: The Bath and Bristol Galleries
The Victoria and the Holburne galleries in Bath face each other across the long mock-Palladian monotonies of Great Pulteney Street, with its intervening fountain, the spray of which is often augmented by the rain which drifts upon the lovely, melancholy...
The Czech Miracle: Impressive Numbers, Unhappy Idealists
A joke told by a waiter on Prague's Wenceslas Square: Have you heard about our Czech miracle? I make more money than my surgeon or my son's professor! The most successful implementation of economic and political reforms in the post-communist states...
The English Novel in the Twentieth Century: 5 - John Fowles
John Fowles has spoken of his life in cities as a daily exile. Though he is no agrarian idealist, his, relation to the natural world is revealed in two long essays, 'The Tree and 'Islands', which should be read both for themselves and for their counterpoint...
The Legacy of a Single Currency
In a valley in Western Bohemia, in the Czech Republic, lies the town of Jachymov. It was here that the silver mines owned by the famous Slik (Schlick) family produced a coin in 1519 which was named the Joachimsthaler, the thaler, which the Americans...
The Mayan Ruins
After spending a week enjoying the hedonistic life of Cancun's beaches with their activities, we were excited as we boarded the bus for historic Tulum - some 80 miles away. I hardly slept the night before, so involved were my thoughts in travelling back...