This one, for example, by Elina Gertsman and Barbara H. Rosenwein. Since the staff knows much too little about the Middle Ages — and even less about the 50 objects that the authors have chosen to explore from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds of the Middle Ages — it makes no sense to even attempt a review. Instead, to acknowledge that their lavishly illustrated work caught our eye, here is a notice posted at Le site du Réseau des médiévistes belges de langue française. What we can do is offer a look at a few of the objects. The images of these four may be clicked to enlarge them. Although they don’t show the relative size of the pieces, the captions indicate their actual dimensions.Our tireless staff of thousands is often asked to review all sorts of books, and from time to time one or another seems worth noting.