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“Game of Thrones” Duel Echoes Medieval History by Dr. Steven Isaac

Game of Thrones Viper Mountain duel

In the seventh episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister speaks the line from which the series takes its name: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Since 2011, a fever for Machiavellian treachery and ever-looming supernatural doom has moved beyond…