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This Special Issue can hardly be considered a monography, at least in the classical sense. The contributions that inform this volume cover a wide range of topics from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies and backgrounds. Although they all are linked by the temporal scope of the Middle Ages, there is only one overarching notion which underpins all of them: agreement. This concept is an old friend to political and legal philosophy. It has been discussed and interpreted in many different apparently disconnected ways, periods and traditions. It can be found as an elemental instrument for doctrinal legitimation at the bases of an endless number of theories and models of authority.