Expl/Game of Thrones
Term: January 2019 - January Term - online (12/27/2018 - 01/18/2019)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
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Game of Thrones: Power and Politics in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
George R.R. Martin's popular medieval fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire better known from HBO's Game of Thrones brilliantly portrays the brutal dynastic wars that unfolded between noble houses for control of Westeros. But did you know that pre-modern European history was one of Martin's greatest inspirations? Join us as we explore a real "Game of Thrones", the gripping series of national and international struggles between actual noble European houses for supremacy from the eleventh through the sixteenth centuries that ultimately forged the modern European state system. Satisfies HP Discovery requirement. Course meets the History major requirements for Group II.