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When JRR Tolkien laid aside The Silmarillion inthe extension of the originall mythology into later Ages of the world had scarcely begun It was in the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings that there emerged a comprehensive historical structure and chronology of the Second and Third Ages, embracing all the diverse strands that came together in the War of the Ring The difficulty that he found in providing these Appendices, leading to the delay in the publication of The Return of the King, is well known, but in The Peoples of Middle earth Christopher Tolkien shows that early forms of these works already existed years before, in essays and records differing greatly from the published forms He traces the evolution of the Calendars, the Hobbit genealogies, the Westron language or Common Speach from which many words and names are recorded that were afterwards lost , and the chronological structure of the later AgesOther writings by JRR Tolkien are included in this final volume of The History of MIddle earth, chiefly deriving from his last years, when new insights and new constructions still freely arose as he pondered the history that he had created This book concludes with two soon abandoned stories, both unique in the setting of time and place The New Shadow in Gondor of the Fourth Age, and the tale of Tal elmar, in which the coming of the dreaded N men rean ships is seen through the eyes of men of Middle earth in the Dark Years The Peoples of Middle-earth

About the Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army , philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic worksThe HobbitandThe Lord of the Rings.Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959 He was a close friend of C.S Lewis.Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, includingThe SilmarillionThese, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle earth within it Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the word legendarium to the larger part of these writings While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the father of modern fantasy literature orprecisely, high fantasy Tolkien s writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945 Forbes ranked him the 5th top earning dead celebrity in 2009.Religious influencesJ.R.R Tolkien, was born in South Africa in 1892, but his family moved to Britain when he was about 3 years old When Tolkien was 8 years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life In his last interview, two years before his death, he unhesitatingly testified, I m a devout Roman Catholic Tolkien married his childhood sweetheart, Edith, and they had four children He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in 1976 asThe Father Christmas LettersOne of Tolkien s sons became a Catholic priest Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of theJerusalem BibleTolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing In addition The Lord s Prayer And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil was reportedly present in Tolkien s mind as he described Frodo s struggles against the power of the One Ring.

10 thoughts on “The Peoples of Middle-earth

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Peoples of Middle earth The History of Middle Earth 12 , J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien Editor The Peoples of Middle earth 1996 is the 12th and final volume o

  2. Max Max says:

    I loved this final installment of the History of Middle Earth series This part mainly focuses on the appendices of the Lord of the Rings, so many of the favourite charac

  3. Mitch Milam Mitch Milam says:

    If any fantasy author claims to have created a better world than Tolkien, just slam all 12 copies of HoME down on the table and tell them to take a damn seat.

  4. Mary Catelli Mary Catelli says:

    This isabout the writing of The Lord of the Rings to beprecise, of its Appendices It fares wide and far over the whole of Middle Earth From scraps about making Celerimbor a de

  5. Neil R. Coulter Neil R. Coulter says:

    And here we are the final volume of the History of Middle Earth For this last entry, Christopher Tolkien goes back to the Lord of the Rings, showing his father s development of w

  6. Sam Sam says:

    This collection of tales and notes adds to the background of each of the main races and peoples of Middle Earth from Hobbits to Orcs as well as tales of individual stories and fires

  7. Jeremy Raper Jeremy Raper says:

    For serious Tolkienites only This islike a history book on Middle Earth, and is not similar to The Hobbit or The LOTR.

  8. Michael Pryor Michael Pryor says:

    Unparalleled, unmistakable, unsurpassed.

  9. Tommy Grooms Tommy Grooms says:

    Much of the final volume of the History of Middle earth series shows Tolkien at his niggling zenith, as he works out timelines and linguistic history in an attempt to make his work a cohesiv

  10. Josh Shearer Josh Shearer says:

    Tolkien is classic Compiled by his son Christopher, J.R.R Tolkien s The Peoples of Middle Earth gives an interesting look at the cities and races present in Middle Earth A wonderful collection

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