The Medieval world was a distinctive one, rich in change and diversity. Here, for the first time, these disparate worlds emerge as one medieval world, stretching from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This extraordinary set of reconstructions presents the reader with the future of the medieval past, offering fresh appraisals of the evidence and modern historical writing. Articles are thematically linked in four sections, exploring identities in the medieval world; beliefs, social values and symbolic order; power and power-structures; and elites, organisations and groups. This set of views from multiple perspectives conveys the liveliness of current approaches to studies in the field, and is an indispensable companion to anyone studying medieval history.