This publication presents the papers from the international symposium about medieval translation practices that took place at the University of Copenhagen on the 25th and 26th of October 2002. The symposium was organized in a collaboration between the Department of Roman Studies, the Arnamagnean Department, the English Department and the Department of Greek and Latin. In prolongation of the active debate about medieval translation practices that we are observing today, the symposium created a forum for discussion of the ways how Europe translated and adapted texts in the Middle Ages. Among other things, the lectures deal with the ´fidus interpres´ problem, i.e. the degree of fidelity of the target texts in relation to their models, and they put forward especially literary texts in a broad sense.