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. 280, No. 1636, May

Aelbert Cuyp at the National Gallery
AFTER its trip to Pisanello's Italian duchies, the National Gallery has returned to the delta of the Rhine and, in its latest borrowed exhibition, settled on the Dordrecht of Aelbert Cuyp. Dordrecht stands sentinel on the confluence of the Rhine...
An English Eccentric in Egypt
THE British Isles have bequeathed to the world, among many important benefits, an agree able legacy of eccentrics, many of whom for one reason or another have discovered the full measure of their potential only when living abroad. The following,...
Asylum Seekers in Britain
THERE are some 50 million displaced persons in the world today: of these, some 38 million remain in their own countries but have been driven from their desired place of residence. Twelve million have left their countries, though most of these continue...
Coping with the 'Axis of Evil'
THE horrible attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 has compelled its leaders to undertake a profound reassessment of their nation's defence and foreign policies. The virtual world unanimity of sympathy for America and condemnation of...
Easing Labour Pains in Peru's Childbirth Culture
WHEN Jenny Rodriguez attended her first hospital ante-natal checkup, health workers invited her to participate in classes for expectant mothers. 'We learn about the baby, we learn exercises and how to relax', she says enthusiastically. Rodriguez,...
Holy Wells in Britain and Ireland
HOLY wells have featured for many centuries in the folk religion and social customs of Christianity in Britain and Ireland. Sometimes it has seemed difficult to separate the primordial pagan origins of holy well veneration in specific localities...
The Fluctuations of William Golding's Critical Reputation
AS an aspiring Ph.D. student in 1998, I asked myself which writers I had read extensively, which I had always enjoyed and in whose works I had always found something new when I returned to them. From a dwindling list, William Golding emerged. I...
Washington and the 'Great Game' in Central Asia
THE term 'great game' was originally coined by Rudyard Kipling to describe the nineteenth century Anglo-Russian rivalry for hegemony in Central Asia (see Contemporary Review, December 2001, p. 321). Now, this buzzword is being liberally exercised...