On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics
On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics is an academic book series focused on the critical examination of identity, politics, and culture in the Baltic countries
Baltic countries
The term Baltic states refers to the Baltic territories which gained independence from the Russian Empire in the wake of World War I: primarily the contiguous trio of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania ; Finland also fell within the scope of the term after initially gaining independence in the 1920s.The...

. By offering a wide scope of the social science and humanities disciplines, the book series encourages intercultural dialogue and pursues interdisciplinary research in the field of Baltic studies.

The book series was founded in 2004 and is published by Rodopi
Rodopi Publishers
Rodopi, founded in 1966 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an independent academic publishing company with offices in the Netherlands and the United States.Rodopi publishes over 150 titles per year in around 70 peer-reviewed book series and journals...



Leonidas Donskis
Leonidas Donskis
Leonidas Donskis, Ph.D., is a Member of the European Parliament , a philosopher, political theorist, historian of ideas, social analyst, and political commentator....

, Member of the European Parliament, and previously Professor and Dean of Vytautas Magnus University
Vytautas Magnus University
Vytautas Magnus University ) is a public university in Kaunas, Lithuania. The university was founded in 1922 during the interwar period as an alternate national university...

 School of Political Science and Diplomacy, Kaunas
Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the center of a powiat in Trakai Voivodeship of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413. During Russian Empire occupation...

, Lithuania
Lithuania , officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the biggest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, whereby to the west lie Sweden and Denmark...

Editorial Board

Timo Airaksinen
Timo Airaksinen
Timo Airaksinen is Professor of Moral Philosophy, and head of department, at the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy at Helsinki University. By longstanding tradition in the University of Helsinki, the philosophy faculty is divided into two major areas, the practical and the theoretical...

, University of Helsinki, Finland

Egidijus Aleksandravicius, Lithuanian Emigration Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Aukse Balcytiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, Italy

Endre Bojtar, Institute of Literary Studies, Budapest, Hungary

Ineta Dabasinskiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Robert Ginsberg, Pennsylvania State University, USA

John Hiden, University of Glasgow, UK

Martyn Housden, University of Bradford, UK

Andres Kasekamp
Andres Kasekamp
Andres Ilmar Kasekamp is the director of Estonian Foreign Policy Institute and Professor of Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia ....

, University of Tartu, Estonia

Andreas Lawaty, Nordost-Institute, Lüneburg, Germany

Olli Loukola, University of Helsinki, Finland

Bernard Marchadier, Institut d'études slaves, Paris, France

Valdis Muktupavels, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Hannu Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Irina Novikova, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Yves Plasseraud; Paris, France

Rein Raud, Tallinn University, Estonia

Alfred Erich Senn, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

André Skogström-Filler, University Paris VIII-Saint-Denis, France

David Smith
David Smith
-In sports:* Dai Smith , rugby league footballer of the 1900s, who played for Salford, and Other Nationalities* David Smith , South African Olympic sport shooter...

, University of Glasgow, UK

Saulius Suziedelis, Millersville University, USA

Joachim Tauber, Nordost-Institut, Lüneburg, Germany

Tomas Venclova
Tomas Venclova
Tomas Venclova is a Lithuanian scholar, poet, author and translator of literature.Tomas Venclova is son of poet and Soviet politician Antanas Venclova. He was educated at Vilnius University. As an active participant in the dissident movement he was deprived of Soviet citizenship in 1977 and had...

, Yale University, USA

Tonu Viik, Tallinn University, Estonia.


  • #31. Undigested Past. The Holocaust in Lithuania. By Robert van Voren. ISBN 978-90-420-3371-9 E-book ISBN 978-94-012-0070-7
  • #30. Forgotten Pages in Baltic History. Diversity and Inclusion. Edited by Martyn Housden and David J. Smith. ISBN 978-90-420-3313-9 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3314-6
  • #29. The last ambassador. August Torma, soldier, diplomat, spy. By Tina Tamman. ISBN 978-90-420-3313-9 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3314-6
  • #28. Post-Communist Democratisation in Lithuania. Elites, parties, and youth political organisations. 1988-2001. By Diana Janušauskienė. ISBN 978-90-420-3249-1 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3250-7
  • #27. Soldiers of Memory. World War II and Its Aftermath in Estonian Post-Soviet Life Stories. Edited by Ene Kõresaar. ISBN 978-90-420-3243-9 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3244-6
  • #26. Shrinking Citizenship. Discursive Practices that Limit Democratic Participation in Latvian Politics. Edited by Maria Golubeva and Robert Gould. ISBN 978-90-420-3133-3 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3134-0
  • #25. From Recognition to Restoration. Latvia’s History as a Nation-State. Edited and Introduced by David J. Smith, David J. Galbreath and Geoffrey Swain. ISBN 978-90-420-3098-5 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3099-2
  • #24. Adopting and Remembering Soviet Reality. Life Stories of Lithuanian Women, 1945 – 1970. Editer and Author Dalia Leinarte. ISBN 978-90-420-3062-6 E-book ISBN 978-90-420-3063-3
  • #23. Cold War in Psychiatry. Human Factors, Secret Actors. By Robert van Voren. ISBN 978-90-420-3046-6
  • #22. A cat’s lick. Democratisation and minority communities in the post-Soviet Baltic. By Timofey Agarin. ISBN 978-90-420-2989-7
  • #21. Selected Papers. By Vasily Sesemann. Edited by Mykolas Drunga and Leonidas Donskis. ISBN 978-90-420-2825-8
  • #20. 1939: The Year that Changed Everything in Lithuania’s History. By Sarunas Liekis. ISBN 978-90-420-2762-6
  • #19. Lithuania in the 1920s. A Diplomat’s Diary. By Robert W. Heingartner. Introduction and Commentary by Alfred Erich Senn. ISBN 978-90-420-2760-2
  • #18. Minority Integration in Central Eastern Europe. Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality. Edited and introduced by Timofey Agarin and Malte Brosig. ISBN 978-90-420-2733-6
  • #17. On Dissidents and Madness. From The Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin. By Robert van Voren. ISBN 978-90-420-2584-4 (hardbound), ISBN 978-90-420-2585-1 (paperback)
  • #16. The Thing and Art. Two Essays on the Ontotopy of the Work of Art. By Arvydas Šliogeris. Translated from Lithuanian by Robertas Beinartas. Introduced by Leonidas Donskis. ISBN 978-90-420-2564-6
  • #15. The Case for Latvia
    The Case for Latvia
    The Case for Latvia. Disinformation Campaigns Against a Small Nation. Fourteen Hard Questions and Straight Answers about a Baltic Country is the complete title of a non-fictional book on the history of Latvia by the awarded Finnish author Jukka Rislakki. The book was first published 2007 in the...

    . Disinformation Campaigns Against a Small Nation. Fourteen Hard Questions and Straight Answers about a Baltic Country
    . By Jukka Rislakki
    Jukka Rislakki
    Jukka Rislakki is an awarded Finnish journalist and non-fiction writer who has published a number of books, mostly on recent history of Finland, the Baltic states, and books on intelligence activities....

    . ISBN 978-90-420-2423-6 (hardbound), ISBN 978-90-420-2424-3 (paperback)
  • #14. Names of Nihil. By Arvydas Šliogeris. Translated from Lithuanian by Robertas Beinartas. Preface by Leonidas Donskis. ISBN 978-90-420-2402-1
  • #13. Continuity and Change in the Baltic Sea Region. Comparing Foreign Policies. By David J. Galbreath, Ainius Lašas and Jeremy W. Lamoreaux. ISBN 978-90-420-2386-4
  • #12. Neighbours or enemies? Germans, the Baltic and beyond. By John Hiden and Martyn Housden. ISBN 978-90-420-2349-9
  • #11. Making Russians. Meaning and Practice of Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863. By Darius Staliūnas.ISBN 978-90-420-2267-6
  • #10. Lost and Found. The Discovery of Lithuania in American Fiction. By Aušra Paulauskienė. ISBN 978-90-420-2266-9
  • #9. Lithuania 1940. Revolution from Above. By Alfred Erich Senn.
  • #8. Aesthetics. By Vasily Sesemann. Translated by Mykolas Drunga. Edited and Annotated by Leonidas Donskis.
  • #7. Vasily Sesemann. Experience, Formalism, and the Question of Being. By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. ISBN 978-90-420-2092-4
  • #6. Baltic Postcolonialism. Edited by Violeta Kelertas. ISBN 978-90-420-1959-1
  • #5. Upton Sinclair: The Lithuanian Jungle. Upon the Centenary of The Jungle (1905 and 1906) by Upton Sinclair., by Giedrius Subačius. ISBN 978-90-420-1879-2
  • #4. Loyalty, Dissent, and Betrayal. Modern Lithuania and East-Central European Moral Imagination, by Leonidas Donskis. Preface by Zygmunt Bauman
    Zygmunt Bauman
    Zygmunt Bauman is a Polish sociologist who, since 1971, has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic campaign, engineered by the Communist government which he had previously supported...

     . ISBN 978-90-420-1727-6
  • #3. The Baltic States and their Region. New Europe or Old?, Edited by David J. Smith. ISBN 978-90-420-1666-8
  • #2. Estonia. Identity and Independence, Edited by Jean-Jacques Subrenat
    Jean-Jacques Subrenat
    Jean-Jacques Subrenat is a French diplomat who served as ambassador, permanent representative to the WEU in Brussels , ambassador to Estonia and to Finland . He represented France at the Board of Governors of the Asia-Europe Foundation in 2005. He retired from the diplomatic service in September...

    . Translated into English by David Cousins, Eric Dickens, Alexander Harding, Richard C. Waterhouse. ISBN 978-90-420-0890-8
  • # 1. The Vanished World of Lithuanian Jews, Edited by Alvydas Nikžentaitis, Stefan Schreiner & Darius Staliunas. ISBN 978-90-420-0850-2

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