For many people in the west, Croatia is in that poorly charted zone between well-ordered western civilization and the imagined chaos of the orient. But Croatia is much more than that. It sits on the crossroads of history, touching the great events that helped shape the Europe we recognize today. In this class, you’ll hear stories of a land so steeped in lore that HBO producers chose the region as the filming site for the mythical Westeros in their Game of Thrones series.