thank you!! i’m writing on melville’s encantadas, doing some thinking abt fugitive identity, taxonomy, history, and sedgwick’s texxture…. tentatively framing my thoughts around the idea of surface as repository for knowledge & history and what it means when that surface refuses Western forms of epistemology.
In the series, is it referenced exactly how old the Order of Maesters is? I ask because it seems strange that in thousands of years the Citadel is the only great learning center/repository of knowledge for an entire continent.