Serious Academics taking Game of Thrones Seriously… No, Seriously!

Beth Singler - Technology Anthropology + AI Research

Further to my last post on the religions of Game of Thrones, I spotted a couple of academic takes on the world Martin has shown us.  Although my blog is about religion, and specifically New Religious Movements, I’ve decided to collate them here as they are very interesting:

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So, again, there’s my take on the genealogy of religions I think Martin is tracing for us:

“All men must die, but we are not men” – Daenerys Targeryen. Thoughts on a Game of Thrones and Religion

The there is Peter Antonioni’s view of the technological development (or not) of Westeros, here:

Game of Thrones: Why Hasn’t Westeros had an Industrial Revolution?

Dr Antonioni is Senior Teaching Fellow and resident non-linear thinker in the department of Management Science.

I would like to ask Dr Antonioni whether the lack of a Protestant Ethic in Westoros could be one reason for this lack of development, but…

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