The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: Stuart Lee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137454690
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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The Keys of Middle-earth is aimed at admirers of J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction, or the filmed version of Peter Jackson. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth aimed at those new to the area. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations, plus supporting essays on Tolkien the medievalist, the medieval languages, and key themes – such as the epic, runes, and Tolkien's poetry. This new edition includes essays on Gothic, Celtic, and Finnish literature; extracts from the Kalevala; further Old English texts; and has been updated to reflect recent scholarship and recent publications (e.g. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf). An essential book for all Tolkien readers who wish to delve deeper into the background to his mythology.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: Stuart Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137454709
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 380

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A comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion , The Hobbit , and The Lord of the Rings , medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations. Essential for those who wish to delve deeper into the background to Tolkien's mythology.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: S. Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230503810
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 284

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The Keys of Middle-Earth uniquely introduces the reader to the world of Medieval Literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien's own unpublished notes. Presenting a new era of Tolkien studies, this book will be of use to students (and teachers) of Medieval/Old English literature and general readers interested in the origins of Tolkien's most widely-known works.

Flora of Middle-Earth

Flora of Middle-Earth PDF Author: Walter S. Judd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190276320
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

Entstehung und Hintergründe einer Mythologie - die history of Middle-Earth

Entstehung und Hintergründe einer Mythologie - die history of Middle-Earth PDF Author: Thomas Fornet-Ponse
Publisher: Atelier Fur Textaufgaben
ISBN: 9783981061215
Category : Fantasy fiction, English
Languages : de
Pages : 296

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Book Description
Hither Shore Band 3, das Jahrbuch 2006 der Deutschen Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V. (DTG), dokumentiert die Vorträge des interdisziplinären Tolkien Seminars 2006 sowie weitere Forschungsarbeiten aus der DTG bzw. aus ihrem direkten Umfeld. Mit der Entstehung und den Hintergründen von Tolkiens Mythologie, wie sie in der History of Middle-earth zum Ausdruck kommen, setzen sich die zahlreichen Seminarbeiträge intensiv auseinander. Ihre Bandbreite reicht dabei von textgeschichtlichen Forschungen über theologische Erwägungen, sprachwissenschaftliche Analysen und biologische Ausführungen bis hin zu literaturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen und philosophischen Betrachtungen. Elf Rezensionen zu neueren Publikationen der aktuellen Tolkienforschung runden den Band ab.

'A Mighty Matter of Legend'

'A Mighty Matter of Legend' PDF Author: Peri Sipahi
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828865682
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 116

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Book Description
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular works of fiction of the twentieth century and beyond. It has been sold over 100 million times in different countries around the world and has been translated into more than 30 languages. One of the factors responsible for its popularity is the feeling that the story is more than just fantasy. Peri Sipahi tries to get a grip on the topics and references 'simmering beneath the surface', using the example of the Rohirrim – their language and society – and Tolkien's own ideas of what a good story is like. Scholars widely agree that the Rohirrim are to a greater part modelled after the Anglo-Saxons. Yet, what exactly makes the people of Rohan resemble the Anglo-Saxons, and what differences can be found?

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature PDF Author: Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1137083468
Category : Study Aids
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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Book Description
Key Concepts in Medieval Literature introduces students to the major authors, themes and genres of the English Middle Ages. These are discussed in concise focused essays, accompanied by summaries and recommendations for further reading, highlighting the need to see texts in context, both historically and linguistically.

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works PDF Author: Leslie A. Donovan
Publisher: Modern Language Association
ISBN: 1603292071
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Book Description
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world--filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism--continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts.

Middle-earth Minstrel

Middle-earth Minstrel PDF Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456604
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 215

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Book Description
The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: Stuart Lee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137454690
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Book Description
The Keys of Middle-earth is aimed at admirers of J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction, or the filmed version of Peter Jackson. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth aimed at those new to the area. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations, plus supporting essays on Tolkien the medievalist, the medieval languages, and key themes – such as the epic, runes, and Tolkien's poetry. This new edition includes essays on Gothic, Celtic, and Finnish literature; extracts from the Kalevala; further Old English texts; and has been updated to reflect recent scholarship and recent publications (e.g. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf). An essential book for all Tolkien readers who wish to delve deeper into the background to his mythology.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: Stuart Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137454709
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 380

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Book Description
A comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion , The Hobbit , and The Lord of the Rings , medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations. Essential for those who wish to delve deeper into the background to Tolkien's mythology.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth PDF Author: S. Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230503810
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 284

View

Book Description
The Keys of Middle-Earth uniquely introduces the reader to the world of Medieval Literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien's own unpublished notes. Presenting a new era of Tolkien studies, this book will be of use to students (and teachers) of Medieval/Old English literature and general readers interested in the origins of Tolkien's most widely-known works.

Flora of Middle-Earth

Flora of Middle-Earth PDF Author: Walter S. Judd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190276320
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304

View

Book Description
Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination

Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination PDF Author: David Clark
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843842513
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 283

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Entstehung und Hintergründe einer Mythologie - die history of Middle-Earth

Entstehung und Hintergründe einer Mythologie - die history of Middle-Earth PDF Author: Thomas Fornet-Ponse
Publisher: Atelier Fur Textaufgaben
ISBN: 9783981061215
Category : Fantasy fiction, English
Languages : de
Pages : 296

View

Book Description
Hither Shore Band 3, das Jahrbuch 2006 der Deutschen Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V. (DTG), dokumentiert die Vorträge des interdisziplinären Tolkien Seminars 2006 sowie weitere Forschungsarbeiten aus der DTG bzw. aus ihrem direkten Umfeld. Mit der Entstehung und den Hintergründen von Tolkiens Mythologie, wie sie in der History of Middle-earth zum Ausdruck kommen, setzen sich die zahlreichen Seminarbeiträge intensiv auseinander. Ihre Bandbreite reicht dabei von textgeschichtlichen Forschungen über theologische Erwägungen, sprachwissenschaftliche Analysen und biologische Ausführungen bis hin zu literaturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen und philosophischen Betrachtungen. Elf Rezensionen zu neueren Publikationen der aktuellen Tolkienforschung runden den Band ab.

'A Mighty Matter of Legend'

'A Mighty Matter of Legend' PDF Author: Peri Sipahi
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828865682
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 116

View

Book Description
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular works of fiction of the twentieth century and beyond. It has been sold over 100 million times in different countries around the world and has been translated into more than 30 languages. One of the factors responsible for its popularity is the feeling that the story is more than just fantasy. Peri Sipahi tries to get a grip on the topics and references 'simmering beneath the surface', using the example of the Rohirrim – their language and society – and Tolkien's own ideas of what a good story is like. Scholars widely agree that the Rohirrim are to a greater part modelled after the Anglo-Saxons. Yet, what exactly makes the people of Rohan resemble the Anglo-Saxons, and what differences can be found?

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature PDF Author: Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1137083468
Category : Study Aids
Languages : en
Pages : 352

View

Book Description
Key Concepts in Medieval Literature introduces students to the major authors, themes and genres of the English Middle Ages. These are discussed in concise focused essays, accompanied by summaries and recommendations for further reading, highlighting the need to see texts in context, both historically and linguistically.

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works

Approaches to Teaching Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Other Works PDF Author: Leslie A. Donovan
Publisher: Modern Language Association
ISBN: 1603292071
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 304

View

Book Description
A philologist and medieval scholar, J. R. R. Tolkien never intended to write immensely popular literature that would challenge traditional ideas about the nature of great literature and that was worthy of study in colleges across the world. He set out only to write a good story, the kind of story he and his friends would enjoy reading. In The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien created an entire world informed by his vast knowledge of mythology, languages, and medieval literature. In the 1960s, his books unexpectedly gained cult status with a new generation of young, countercultural readers. Today, the readership for Tolkien's absorbing secondary world--filled with monsters, magic, adventure, sacrifice, and heroism--continues to grow. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," introduces instructors to the rich array of resources available for teaching Tolkien, including editions and criticism of his fiction and scholarship, historical material on his life and times, audiovisual materials, and film adaptations of his fiction. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," help instructors introduce students to critical debates around Tolkien's work, its sources, its influence, and its connection to ecology, religion, and science. Contributors draw on interdisciplinary approaches to outline strategies for teaching Tolkien in a wide variety of classroom contexts.

Middle-earth Minstrel

Middle-earth Minstrel PDF Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456604
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 215

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Book Description
The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.