Bynum, Caroline Walker, Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe. Brooklyn NY: Zone Books, 2020. Pp. 352 + 97 black and white illustrations. $ 32.95 cloth.
Having built a career that spans across history, art history, and religious studies, Caroline Walker Bynum’s work has become legendary among scholars of the Middle Ages. Imparting each field with critical advances in the discourses of gender, the body, materiality, and transformation, her contributions are revelatory experiences for readers. Her latest book, Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe, carries not an expansion of these previous achievements, but a mindful