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Courses - Winter 2022
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Selected Topics in History; Behind "A Game of Thrones": Modern Medievalism in Popular Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
George R.R. Martin says that the characters of "A Game of Thrones" inhabit a world based on the European Middle Ages. This course explores that world, examines the real cultures and events that inspired it, and considers the complex question of how modern depictions of the past reflect our own beliefs, interests, and concerns.