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 Quotes

"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

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