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'''Appendix A''' of [[The Lord of the Rings]] contains historical background of the events in Middle-earth prior to the War of the Ring.  Its main focus is on the Mannish kingdoms of [[Númenor]], [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]], and on the Dwarves of the line of [[Durin]].  It also contains the story of Aragorn and Arwen.
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'''Appendix A''' of [[The Lord of the Rings]] contains historical background of the events in Middle-earth prior to the War of the Ring.  Its main focus is on the Mannish kingdoms of [[Númenor]], [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]], and on the Dwarves of the line of [[Durin]].  It also contains the story of Aragorn and Arwen.
  
 
The contents of Appendix A are as follows.
 
The contents of Appendix A are as follows.
  
*The Númenorean Kings
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*The Númenorean Kings
**Númenor
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**Númenor
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:A synopsis of the events of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', especially the ''[[Akallabêth]]''.
 
**The Realms in Exile
 
**The Realms in Exile
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:A list of the [[kings of Arnor]] and [[Kings of Gondor|Gondor]], including the [[Chieftain of the Dúnedain]] and the [[Ruling Stewards]] of Gondor.
 
***The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur
 
***The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur
 
***The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion
 
***The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion
 
**Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur
 
**Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur
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:The history of the Northern Kingdom, through the time of [[Aragorn II]]
 
**Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion
 
**Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion
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:The history of Gondor, including a few details of the lives of [[Denethor II]], [[Boromir, son of Denethor II|Boromir]], and [[Faramir, son of Denethor II|Faramir]].
 
***The Stewards
 
***The Stewards
 
**The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
 
**The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
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:Traces the love story of that couple, including their deaths.
 
*The House of Eorl
 
*The House of Eorl
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:The history of [[Rohan]].
 
**The Kings of the Mark
 
**The Kings of the Mark
 
*Durin's Folk
 
*Durin's Folk
 
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:Focuses on the Dwarves of that line.  Some of the events leading up to the [[Quest of Erebor]] are given.  This section contains a family tree of Durin, including some details about [[Gimli]].
Númenor is a synopsis of the events of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', including the [[Akallabêth]].
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The Realms in Exile is a list of the kings of Arnor and Gondor, including the Chieftains of the Dúnedain and the Ruling Stewards of Gondor.
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Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur contains the history of the Northern Kingdom, through the time Aragorn.
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Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion tells the history of Gondor, including a few details of the lives of [[Denethor]], [[Boromir]], and [[Faramir]].
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The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen traces the love story of that couple, including their deaths.
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The House of Eorl relates the history of Rohan.
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Durin's Folk focuses on the Dwarves of that line.  Some of the events leading up to the [[Quest of Erebor]] are given.  This section contains a family tree of Durin, including some details about [[Gimli]].
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{{appendices}}
 
{{appendices}}
 
[[Category:Books by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
[[Category:Books by J.R.R. Tolkien]]

Revision as of 11:11, 4 April 2009

Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings contains historical background of the events in Middle-earth prior to the War of the Ring. Its main focus is on the Mannish kingdoms of Númenor, Gondor and Rohan, and on the Dwarves of the line of Durin. It also contains the story of Aragorn and Arwen.

The contents of Appendix A are as follows.

  • The Númenorean Kings
    • Númenor
A synopsis of the events of The Silmarillion, especially the Akallabêth.
    • The Realms in Exile
A list of the kings of Arnor and Gondor, including the Chieftain of the Dúnedain and the Ruling Stewards of Gondor.
      • The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur
      • The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion
    • Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur
The history of the Northern Kingdom, through the time of Aragorn II
    • Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion
The history of Gondor, including a few details of the lives of Denethor II, Boromir, and Faramir.
      • The Stewards
    • The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
Traces the love story of that couple, including their deaths.
  • The House of Eorl
The history of Rohan.
    • The Kings of the Mark
  • Durin's Folk
Focuses on the Dwarves of that line. Some of the events leading up to the Quest of Erebor are given. This section contains a family tree of Durin, including some details about Gimli.


The Lord of the Rings Appendices
Appendix A · Appendix B · Appendix C · Appendix D · Appendix E · Appendix F