The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for Dummies

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Oktober 2003



In this new resource, Harvey provides an in-depth look at the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his many books (such as "The Hobbit," The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and "The Silmarillion").


Foreword.Introduction.Part I: The Geography of Middle-earth.Chapter 1: The Worlds of Middle-earth.Chapter 2: The Lands of Middle-earth and Beyond.Part II: The Beings of Middle-earth.Chapter 3: The Divine Ainur.Chapter 4: The Fair Race of Elves.Chapter 5: The Mortal Race of Men.Chapter 6: The Hardy Race of Dwarves.Chapter 7: Those Homespun Hobbits.Chapter 8: The Wily Wizards.Chapter 9: Beorn, Tom Bombadil, and Treebeard.Chapter 10: The Enemy and His Minions.Part III: The History of Middle-earth.Chapter 11: The Valarian Ages.Chapter 12: The First Three Ages and Then Some.Part IV: The Languages of Middle-earth.Chapter 13: Tolkien and Language.Chapter 14: The Tongues of Tolkien.Part V: The Themes and Mythology of Middle-earth.Chapter 15: The Struggle Between Good and Evil.Chapter 16: Immortality and Death.Chapter 17: The Heroic Quest.Chapter 18: Chivalry and True Love.Chapter 19: Fate and Free Will.Chapter 20: Faith and Redemption.Chapter 21: Ring-related Myths.Chapter 22: Ecological Themes.Chapter 23: Sex and Gender.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 24: Top Ten Battles in the War of the Ring.Chapter 25: Top Ten Online Middle-earth Resources.Chapter 26: Top Ten Ways the "Lord of the Rings" Books Differ from the Movies.Index.


Greg Harvey is a language scholar who has traced the roots of Tolkien's work in European folklore and pre-Christian religious beliefs. He has studied 12 languages, including Elvish, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon.


"...a great book...helps readers make sense of the creatures, language, geography and richly-detailed history of Middle earth..." (Shields Gazette, Dec 03) "...a mine of information a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the epic tales of the four ages of Middle earth..." (Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post, Dec 03)
EAN: 9780764541865
ISBN: 0764541862
Untertitel: Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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