This article aims to analyse several ideas of the Middle Ages that inspired HBO’s TV show Game of Thrones (HBO 2011-), based on George R. R. Martin’s ongoing series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-).
Martin does not only incorporate these medieval “building blocks” into his own work, he also deviates from them.
Has Game of Thrones become far too bloody? Surprisingly, statistical analyses actually indicate that the fictional show is quite realistic compared to a real life medieval civil war.
Our job as medievalists—as humanists—is not to wall off the Middle Ages from public discourse when it’s being misused or mishandled.
Take this quiz and find out where you’d live in Westeros…unless you’re part of the Night’s Watch of course.
You win or you die.
Valar Dohaeris! We shall see!
As a new season of Game of Thrones is set to begin, we take a look at the influence of the Middle Ages on the works by George R.R. Martin.
Think you know Westeros and Essos? Find out here!
Spoilers!!! Don’t take a look at this unless you have watched every minute of Season 5! If you have, vote on the most shocking scene.
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This article provides a critical examination of the politico-religious content of the highly successful television series Game of Thrones and Vikings.
George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire brilliantly illustrates a number of basic principles of political economy.
Find out who you’d be in Westeros, in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
Is Cersei a collection of bad medieval stereotypes? Have nerds gone mainstream? Were American cowboys a modern retelling of the medieval knight? Put down that comic, put away your bag of dice, and indulge your inner nerd.
Game of Thrones is full of witty words and quotable one-liners but can you remember which familiar face uttered them first?
Your favourite quiz for your favourite TV show.
Everyone has a personality type, and some personality types are more devious than others. Which Westerosi family would you feel right at home in?
Somewhat random thoughts on Season 5 Episode 4 of Game of Thrones…
Here are 20 of the strangest sounding official ranks and titles. Some are genuine British royal or parliamentary titles – and some are from Game Of Thrones. Which is which?
Taking a look at Episode 3 of Season 5 from Game of Thrones:
So many people, so many ways to die. But beware, for this quiz is dark and full of spoilers.
For 20 students at Northern Illinois University, Game of Thrones isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television — it’s also among the most thought-provoking classes on campus this spring.