Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Sergey Ivanov

“The world of fantasy is always medieval, but it is the medieval West. The Game of Thrones is all Romano-Germanic Middle Ages. There is no room for Bizantium stylizations in the fantasy world. Byzantium’s image has fallen into a black hole.”

Sergey Ivanov on the Russian humanities and his studies of Byzantium: https://arzamas.academy/materials/191 I'm reading his two guides to old Constantinople, which is contained in modern Istanbul.
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