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. 275, No. 1604, September

A Forgotten Victorian Author and the Society He Knew
It is well known that much can be learned about the past from the fiction of the period. The Victorian age in Britain is particularly well served in this respect from such writers as Trollope, the Brontes, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and Dickens. Many...
Compassion Fatigue and the Media: Part One
The pictures are familiar from news reports. Desolate African scrubland stretches towards the horizon. Lines of pre-fabricated huts reflect sharp shards of light from corrugated iron roofs. In the background groups of apparently orphaned children shuffle...
Dabrowski's Mazurka and the Serbs
Yugoslavia, I am ashamed to say, shares a national anthem with the land of my birth, Poland. The origins of the tune date back to the dark days 200 years ago, when the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was wiped off the map of Europe by the three partitioning...
Indian Land Rights and Land Conflicts in Brazil
The urge to demarcate the land of the Brazilian indigenous peoples and to give them property rights became one of the most pressing and vociferous campaigns of the last two decades. This campaign has won the support of corporates such as Body Shop,...
Japan's Imperial Family: Its Role and Meaning in Modern Japan
When Diana, Princess of Wales, died in the tragic Paris car crash of 31 August 1997, thousands of Japanese knew more about her life than they did about the everyday happenings of their own royal family. Yet public opinion polls, like that of the Asahi...
The Flavour of Anatolia
Turkey is full of surprises. The past of the Turkish countryside stretches back through the histories of forgotten ethnic groups whom we know only from what archaeological digging has turned up in the last century or so. Hittites, Luwians, Phrygians,...
The Magic Greenwood of Dosso Dossi
Many large and colourful art books are mocked as 'coffee table books to adorn a room and beguile guests, yet from time to time there appears an opulent art book with a text that merits critical appreciation. Dosso Dossi(*), originally the catalogue...
The World of Compact Discs
Our last look at notable recent CDs ended with a tribute to the Franco-American conductor, William Christie, for the work he had done in recording French music of the eighteenth century, We begin this review by saluting his new recording for ERATO...
The Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal
On the 7th May 1997, in a courtroom in The Hague, capital of the Netherlands, a short, stocky, sallow young man faced a panel of three judges in black robes with red facings to hear what their verdict would be. His name was Dusan Tadic, and he was...