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The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Inside the encyclopedia The Encyclopedia of Arda contains thousands of articles covering topics from J.R.R. You'll also find a selection of interactive tools, including a chronicle to help you explore Tolkien's fictional history, and calendar to translate dates and events, a lexicon of names, a glossary of old and rare words, and much more. Context and approach The content of the Encyclopedia is written in the same context as Tolkien himself used; he presented himself simply as a translator, rather than originator of the tales. About the name Arda Special thanks But the real Special Thanks, though, belong to the memory of J.R.R.

Rohan Rohan was the territory of the Rohirrim, a people of herdsmen and farmers on the northern borders of Gondor in Middle-earth. Well-known for their horses and cavalry, they were Gondor's most important ally. [edit] Background In the 1200s of the Third Age, the Kings of Gondor made close alliances with the Northmen of Rhovanion, a people akin to the Three Houses of the Edain (later the Dúnedain) from the First Age. In the 2000s, a remnant tribe of such Northmen that called itself the Éothéod moved from the valleys of Anduin to the north west of Mirkwood, clearing out what remained of the recently defeated witch kingdom of Angmar, east of the Misty Mountains. Ted Nasmith - The Oathtaking of Cirion and Eorl Later, in 2509, Cirion the Steward of Gondor sent summons to the Éothéod for aid in stopping a combined invasion of Men from the north east of Middle-earth, and Orcs from the Misty Mountains. [edit] History Edoras The rule of the Stewards of Gondor was now over. [edit] Description

Tolkien Books, JRR Tolkien News, Tolkien Library, Tolkien Shop The Hobbit Movie gets 2009 Release Date Despite his public falling out with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, New Line chairman Robert Shaye still plans to release The Hobbit in 2009. As we all now know, Jackson sued New Line regarding The Fellowship of the Ring payment inaccuracies. The King Kong director has refused to work with the company as long as the lawsuit and money is withstanding. Fanboys around the world have hoped that Shaye would somehow give-in, and allow Jackson to direct. In an interview with The New York Times, Shaye revealed his plans to forge ahead on the JR Tolkien saga without Jackson: But the ill will has held up plans to make “The Hobbit.” We wish the whole deal between New Line and Jackson could be worked out, but that’s never going to happen. Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Out With Tennis Injury, Tolkien Writes 'Hobbit' Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesJ.R.R. Tolkien in an undated photograph. Tennis has been a passion of writers since long before the birth of the professional game, with scribes ranging from Russian Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) to American David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) wielding rackets with as much intensity as their pens, and even incorporating the sport in their work occasionally. But for the South Africa-born Englishman J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, it was being forced to stop playing tennis that set him on the path to literary success. In “J.R.R. Drout wrote: “Tolkien began another club, the Chequers, with his friend Colin Cullis; he was elected president of the influential Stapledon Club, Exeter’s debating society; he played tennis and went punting; and by the spring of 1914 he had worked hard enough to win the Skeat Prize for English.” In the biography “J.R.R. It read: “He is said one day to have thrashed J.R.R.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Quotes Tolkien Gateway Hobbit Movie News and Information - - Forged by the Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien Peter Jackson's Violent Betrayal of Tolkien - Noah Berlatsky The Hobbit's gory battles don't just pad out its run-time. They contradict the story's message about mercy. 20th Century Fox "True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one," Gandalf tells Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.* Gandalf's homily doesn't appear in Tokien's original novel The Hobbit. Bilbo almost stopped breathing, and went stiff himself. Bilbo then (in both film and book) leaps over Gollum's head, leaving the creature despairing but unharmed. If Jackson meant for Gandalf's comment to highlight Tolkien's nonviolent ethic, though, the rest of his film undercuts it—and, indeed, almost parodies it. The goblin battle is hardly an aberration in the film. Given this vision of dwarves-as-ninjas, it's not entirely clear why the expedition needed Bilbo along in the first place. Gandalf says that it is not great power but rather the everyday deeds of ordinary folk that defeat evil.

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