On the Boundary of Two Worlds

Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics

Does it make sense to refer to the social and political existence of the Baltic countries as to being between civilizations of East and West, or as being on the boundary of two worlds? What are the most characteristic features of modern moral imagination? How does it manifest itself in the politics and cultures of the Baltic countries? These will be the main foci of the book series intended and launched as a critical examination of identity, politics, and culture in the Baltic countries. We are not going to confine this series to Soviet and post-Communist studies. By offering a wide scope of the social science and humanities disciplines, we would like to encourage intercultural dialogue and also to pursue interdisciplinary research in the field of Baltic studies. The series published an average of 2,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Editorial Board

Founding Editor Leonidas Donskis †, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania General Editor Martyn Housden, University of Bradford Editorial & Advisory Board Timo Airaksinen, University of Helsinki Egidijus Aleksandravicius, Lithuanian Emigration Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas Aukse Balcytiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus Endre Bojtar, Institute of Literary Studies, Budapest Ineta Dabasinskiene, Vytautas Magnus University Pietro U. Dini, University of Pisa Robert Ginsberg, Pennsylvania State University Andres Kasekamp, University of Tartu Andreas Lawaty, Nordost-Institute, Lüneburg Olli Loukola, University of Helsinki Bernard Marchadier, Institut d'études slaves, Paris Silviu Miloiu, Valahia University, Targoviste Valdis Muktupavels, University of Latvia, Riga Hannu Niemi, University of Helsinki Irina Novikova, University of Latvia, Riga Yves Plasseraud, Paris Rein Raud, Tallinn University Alfred Erich Senn, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas André Skogström-Filler, University Paris VIII-Saint-Denis David Smith, University of Glasgow Saulius Suziedelis, Millersville University Joachim Tauber, Nordost-Institut, Lüneburg Tomas Venclova, Yale University Tonu Viik, Tallinn University

Review Quote

"The publishers, Rodopi, deserve thanks for their work in bringing neglected topics from the Baltic states to light in an admirable series called On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics … a commendable series” – Edward Lucas, in: The Economist "The series On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics published by Rodopi … is probably the best, most serious, and scholarly body of work ever produced in the English language about the Baltic States." in: Lituanus, Vol. 57:3, Fall 2011 “[This initiative] sounds indeed fascinating” – Zygmunt Bauman “a new and welcome series on the Baltic region” in: Nordost-Archiv