Medieval Identities: Socio-Cultural Spaces is a series which examines how the challenges presented by ‘distance’ and ‘identity’, as perceived by society and felt by the individual self and/or selves, was presented across the medieval period, and has continued to be presented since. The series addresses the need for interdisciplinary and transcultural perspectives on the formation, perception and projection of identity in socio-cultural space both during and since the Middle Ages. MiscS does not seek to segment culture into high and low, nor restrict itself to a particular region or moment in time. Medieval culture underwent many transformations from the end of the Roman Empire into the modern world, and MiscS publishes works of scholarly excellence on aspects of broadly ‘medieval culture’, from the strictly ‘traditional’ to the exceptionally ‘innovative’. The series actively promotes dialogue between international scholars on medieval/ neo-medieval socio-cultural understandings, offering ways of reading medieval identities that may equally speak to the contemporary world.