Winter is finally here and so is a course on 'Game of Thrones' at Harvard University. Harvard University recently announced a medieval history course which is inspired by the epic fantasy drama. As reported by the TIME magazine, the course is titled "The Real Game of Thrones: from Modern Myths to Medieval Models".
The said folklore and mythology course will focus on studying the HBO TV Show which is based on the Fire and Ice book series by George R R Martin. As per the report in TIME the course will analyze how the show reflects as well as adapts and distorts the history and culture of the medieval world of erstwhile Eurasia from the period c.400 to 1500CE.
As reported by PTI, Sean Gilsdorf, a medieval historian and Administrative Director and Lecturer on Medieval Studies at the university described the course as an exploration of the archetypal characters in the show with distinct analogues in medieval history, literature, religion and legend.
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