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. 290, No. 1689, Summer

Art Note: The Provenance of Cranach's 'Cupid Complaining to Venus'
The Elder Lucas Cranach's painting of Cupid, stung by bees whilst stealing a honey comb, and complaining to Venus, was painted in about 1526 and is signed with his batwinged serpent. It was bought by the London National Gallery in 1963. I wrote to...
Bitten by the Bear: The British Council and Russia
IT seemed a bold move on the part of the British Council to try reopening its offices in Ekaterinburg and St Petersburg after the end of the Russian New Year. The British Council was created in 1934. One of its main functions is to promote the study...
China's Confucius and Western Democracy
CHINA'S reaction to the protests in the name of human rights in Tibet which have greeted the Olympic flame in several countries has focused attention on the way in which the authorities in China regard such fundamental Western values as freedom of...
Cinema History in the National Archives
THE British government found itself paying attention to the cinema industry from an early stage. Answering a Parliamentary Question on juvenile crime the Home Secretary, Sir John Simon, told the House of Commons in May 1916, 'it is generally believed...
Cranach at the Royal Academy
THE Royal Academy's sumptuous exhibition, Cranach, has been an occasion for rejoicing. It is the largest display of the pictures of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) ever seen in this country, with over ninety panel-paintings and 23 works on paper,...
Food versus Fuel in the Philippines
Editorial Note: In recent months almost every country in the world has suffered sharp rises in the prices of basic food. The UN says that world food prices have risen 45 per cent in nine months which puts the 15 per cent rise in bread prices in the...
India's Untouchables: The Dalits
IN the Indian caste system for many centuries, some say 3,000 years, there has been a group of people at the bottom of the scale--some may say off the scale altogether. Originally, and for ages, they were known as Untouchables and are often still known...
Modernising One Village in Afghanistan
MODERNIZATION in the Western World did not normally originate from the top but from below, through grass-roots participation in the economic, social, cultural and political arenas. Development trends were different for countries of the developing world;...
Protecting the World's Cultural Heritage
FIVE years ago, beginning in March 2003, the United States, Britain and Australia invaded Iraq. Among the casualties were the valuable items of cultural heritage held in such places as the Iraq Museum, National Library, National Archives and the Religious...
The Caribbean Tourist Trade and Climate Change
HURRICANES and rising sea levels are threatening Caribbean tourism. So how will the region's most important industry safeguard its future? Kory South has spent the last fifteen years building his dream resort in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. But his dream...
The Catholic Church in Mexico
L' Eglise a deux genres d' ennemis; le premier la persecute, le second s' en detourne. Le second est le plus fort Julien Green Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States General Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico THE conventional...
The English Years of Robert Frost
'Two roads diverged in a wood and I--I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.' From 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost ROBERT Frost (1874-1963) was the most popular American poet of the twentieth century. Millions...
The World of Paperbacks
VINTAGE BOOKS lead this issue's releases with a wide range of new titles. First we have the two volumes of Jerry White's history of London: London in the Nineteenth Century: A Human Awful Wonder of God and London in the Twentieth Century: A City and...
Venturing the Real: The Significance of C.P. Snow
IN Their Wisdom, a late novel, is not a title to quicken the spirit. The first paperback edition, in the 1970s, showed a group of elderly men, silver haired, dark-suited, grave and judicious. These elder statesmen, however wise, did not connect with...