This series presents collections of essays on themes of vital interest to medieval and Renaissance studies. Previous volumes have explored medievalism and its Renaissance counterpart, future trends in research, individual and cultural identity, peace and negotiation, material culture, fear, varieties of devotion, reading and literacy, translatio: the transmission of culture, as well as feast, famine, and fasting. These themes have been the focus of the annual conference sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Arizona State University, Tempe). Essays for the ASMAR collections are both revised and expanded versions of selected papers delivered at the conference and papers solicited from other scholars in the field. In addition to collections of essays, the series publishes occasional monograph volumes.