Volume 12, Issue 1, 2015
Allegories of Imperialism: Barbarians and World Cultures
Liudmila Baeva, Anna Romanova
Challenges to Frontier Allegories: the Caspian Sea Region in Southern Russia
This contribution is devoted to frontier theory, the analysis of its conceptual apparatus as well as its topical issues and practical application. We propose a revision of this theory, and confront the usefulness of the term “frontier” with other the similar concepts such as border, boundary and limit. The paper also
proposes a typology of frontiers characterized by various aspects; civilization, intercultural, religious, and anthropological, among other. From the standpoint of
this discussion, the authors consider the Southern Russian bordering region of the Caspian Sea, today a much conflicted territory.