Professor Goro Shimura was principal speaker at the conference on ""Euler Products and Eisenstein Series"" held at Texas Christian University (See CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics, Volume 93). The present volume contains articles by leading specialists in the field. Some of these articles are based on talks given at the conference, whereas others were written purposely for this volume. The variety of the work presented reflects the current active state of the topic.
On period torsors by D. Blasius and M. Borovoi Near holomorphy, arithmeticity, and the theta correspondence by A. W. Bluher Torsion points on $X 0(N)$ by R. Coleman, B. Kaskel, and K. A. Ribet A fundamental group for symbolic dynamics. I: Definitions by P. Feit Critical values of twisted tensor $L$-functions over CM-fields by E. Ghate Zeta functions formed with modular symbols by D. Goldfeld Non-critical values of adjoint $L$-functions for SL(2) by H. Hida Bounds for congruence primes by M. R. Murty Frobenius distributions and Galois representations by V. K. Murty Mod 6 representations of elliptic curves by K. Rubin and A. Silverberg On absolute CM-periods by H. Yoshida.