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Parma Eldalamberon was started in 1971, as an irregular periodical published by the Linguistic Fellowship of the Mythopoeic Society. The first editor was Paula Marmor. It ran for five issues, ending in 1977, but is considered the root of several landmark books. Jim Allan and Robert Foster were both regular contributors, and their works An Introduction to Elvish and The Complete Guide to Middle-earth are spin-offs of the journal. The publication of The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien made most of the discussions outdated, and the project was shelved.
Seven years later, Christopher Gilson revived Parma. He kept the original name, despite the fact that the increase in Quenya material gave the correct translation as Parma Eldalambion. Gilson published Parma outside the Linguistic Fellowship.
In the mean time, Vinyar Tengwar also started publishing Tolkien's original texts. Now, they are both edited by more or less the same team, and Parma specializes in the longer wordlists, while Vinyar Tengwar publishes Tolkien's essays.
- ↑ David Doughan, "Book Reviews: Parma Eldalamberon 6", in: Quettar 21 (November 1984), page 8
- ↑ Christopher Gilson, "Foreword", in: Parma Eldalamberon 11 (1995), page 2
- ↑ David Bratman, "Posthumous Publications", in: J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (edited by Michael Drout), page 547-8