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'''''Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth''''' by [[Michael Martinez]] is a freely available eBook conaining numerous essays and insight into [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Arda]].
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'''''Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth''''' by [[Michael Martinez]] (edited by [[Matt Tinaglia]]) is a freely available eBook containing a complete survey to the places, locations, history and peoples of [[Arda]], from the beginning of days until the ''[[Lord of the Rings]]'' and the [[Fourth Age]].
  
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It also contains some insight into [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s world and Martinez' past essays like for example the similarities (or lack thereof) between the [[Rohirrim]] and Anglo-Saxons, or how a Middle-earth themed wedding should be planned.
  
===Contents===
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It contains a few illustrations by [[Anke Eißmann]].
* Chapter 1: The Geography of [[Arda]]
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==Contents==
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=== Chapter 1: The Geography of [[Arda]]===
 
** The Continents Of Arda
 
** The Continents Of Arda
 
*** [[Aman]] (The Undying Lands)
 
*** [[Aman]] (The Undying Lands)
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**** [[Araman]]
 
**** [[Araman]]
 
**** [[Avathar]]
 
**** [[Avathar]]
*** [[Elenna]] ([[Numenor]])
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*** [[Elenna]] ([[Númenor]])
 
**** The [[Mittalmar]] (Inlands)
 
**** The [[Mittalmar]] (Inlands)
 
**** The [[Orrostar]] (Northeast lands)
 
**** The [[Orrostar]] (Northeast lands)
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**** [[Beleriand]] (Land of the Valar)
 
**** [[Beleriand]] (Land of the Valar)
 
**** [[Eriador]] (Land Between the Mountains)
 
**** [[Eriador]] (Land Between the Mountains)
**** [[Rhovanion]] (Wilderland)
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**** [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]] (Wilderland)
 
**** [[Gondor]] (Land of Stone)
 
**** [[Gondor]] (Land of Stone)
 
**** [[Near Harad]] (Near South)
 
**** [[Near Harad]] (Near South)
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*** [[Hyarmenor]] (The Dark Lands)
 
*** [[Hyarmenor]] (The Dark Lands)
 
*** [[Romenor]] (The Eastern Lands)
 
*** [[Romenor]] (The Eastern Lands)
* Chapter 2: A Brief History of Arda
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=== Chapter 2: A Brief History of Arda===
 
** The [[Ainur]]
 
** The [[Ainur]]
 
** The [[Quendi]] (Speakers, or Elves)
 
** The [[Quendi]] (Speakers, or Elves)
 
** The [[Naugrim]] (Dwarves)
 
** The [[Naugrim]] (Dwarves)
 
** The [[Atani]] (Men)
 
** The [[Atani]] (Men)
* Chapter 3: The [[Elves|Elven]] Peoples of Arda
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=== Chapter 3: The [[Elves|Elven]] Peoples of Arda===
 
** The [[Avari]]
 
** The [[Avari]]
 
** The [[Silvan Elves]]
 
** The [[Silvan Elves]]
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** The [[Falmari]]
 
** The [[Falmari]]
 
** The [[Vanyar]]
 
** The [[Vanyar]]
* Chapter 4: The [Men]] of Arda
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=== Chapter 4: The [[Men]] of Arda===
 
** The [[Edain]]ic Peoples
 
** The [[Edain]]ic Peoples
 
*** The Edain of [[Beleriand]]
 
*** The Edain of [[Beleriand]]
*** The Edain of [[Numenor]]
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*** The Edain of [[Númenor]]
 
*** The Edain of [[Eriador]]
 
*** The Edain of [[Eriador]]
*** The Edain of Rhovanion]]
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*** The Edain of [[Rhovanion (region)|Rhovanion]]
 
*** The [[Gwathuirim]]
 
*** The [[Gwathuirim]]
 
**** The [[Dunlendings]]
 
**** The [[Dunlendings]]
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**** The [[Folk of Ulfang]]
 
**** The [[Folk of Ulfang]]
 
**** [[Lorgan's Tribe]]
 
**** [[Lorgan's Tribe]]
*** The [[Forodwaith]]
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*** The [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]]
 
*** The [[Easterlings]]
 
*** The [[Easterlings]]
 
*** The First Easterlings Of The [[Third Age]]  
 
*** The First Easterlings Of The [[Third Age]]  
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*** Later Easterlings
 
*** Later Easterlings
 
*** The Haradrim
 
*** The Haradrim
* Chapter 5: [[Orcs]] and Other Foul Things  
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=== Chapter 5: [[Orcs]] and Other Foul Things ===
 
** Orcs
 
** Orcs
 
** What did Orcs look like?
 
** What did Orcs look like?
* Chapter 6: A Little Bit Of Hobbit Lore
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=== Chapter 6: A Little Bit Of Hobbit Lore===
 
** Where did [[Hobbits]] come from?  
 
** Where did [[Hobbits]] come from?  
** What happened To [[Smeagol]]'s people?
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** What happened To [[Sméagol]]'s people?
 
** How did Hobbits go to sea?
 
** How did Hobbits go to sea?
* Chapter 7: Things You Might Not Have Known About The Northmen
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=== Chapter 7: Things You Might Not Have Known About The Northmen===
 
** The Anglo-Saxon Myth
 
** The Anglo-Saxon Myth
 
** Why did Tolkien use Old English to represent the language of [[Rohan]]?
 
** Why did Tolkien use Old English to represent the language of [[Rohan]]?
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** The Kingdom of [[Dale]]
 
** The Kingdom of [[Dale]]
 
** The Great King [[Bladorthin]]
 
** The Great King [[Bladorthin]]
* Chapter 8: What Does An Elf Do In Aman?
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=== Chapter 8: What Does An Elf Do In Aman?===
* Chapter 9: What Does A Woodman Do All Day?
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=== Chapter 9: What Does A Woodman Do All Day?===
* Chapter 10: Planning The Middle-earth Wedding
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=== Chapter 10: Planning The Middle-earth Wedding===
 
** Rehearsals and Receptions
 
** Rehearsals and Receptions
* Chapter 11: The Wonders of Middle-earth
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=== Chapter 11: The Wonders of Middle-earth===
** Wonders of the [[First Age]]
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* Wonders of the [[First Age]]
*** [[Menegroth]]
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** [[Menegroth]]
*** [[Gondolin]]
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** [[Gondolin]]
*** [[Khazad-dum]]
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** [[Khazad-dum]]
** Wonders of the [[Second Age]]
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* Wonders of the [[Second Age]]
*** The [[Statues of Dunharrow]]
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** The [[Púkel-men|Statues of Dunharrow]]
** Wonders of the [[Third Age]]
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* Wonders of the [[Third Age]]
*** The [[Argonath]]
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** The [[Argonath]]
*** The [[Bridge of Osgiliath]]
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** The [[Bridge of Osgiliath]]
*** The Twin Fortresses of [[Aglarond]] and [[Angrenost]]
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** The Twin Fortresses of [[Aglarond]] and [[Isengard|Angrenost]]
* Chapter 12: A Chronology For Tolkien's Four Ages
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* Chapter 13: Sources Used For Research
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=== Chapter 12: A Chronology For Tolkien's Four Ages===
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=== Chapter 13: Sources Used For Research===
 
* Appendix A: New Information
 
* Appendix A: New Information
** Orcs  
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** Orcs
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.merp.com/downloads/ Download from MERP.com] (Registration required)
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* [http://www.frodo.ru/library/tolkien/Essays_on_Middle-Earth.pdf Download]
 
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Revision as of 11:19, 21 October 2012

Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth by Michael Martinez (edited by Matt Tinaglia) is a freely available eBook containing a complete survey to the places, locations, history and peoples of Arda, from the beginning of days until the Lord of the Rings and the Fourth Age.

It also contains some insight into J.R.R. Tolkien's world and Martinez' past essays like for example the similarities (or lack thereof) between the Rohirrim and Anglo-Saxons, or how a Middle-earth themed wedding should be planned.

It contains a few illustrations by Anke Eißmann.

Contents

Contents

Chapter 1: The Geography of Arda

Chapter 2: A Brief History of Arda

Chapter 3: The Elven Peoples of Arda

Chapter 4: The Men of Arda

Chapter 5: Orcs and Other Foul Things

    • Orcs
    • What did Orcs look like?

Chapter 6: A Little Bit Of Hobbit Lore

    • Where did Hobbits come from?
    • What happened To Sméagol's people?
    • How did Hobbits go to sea?

Chapter 7: Things You Might Not Have Known About The Northmen

    • The Anglo-Saxon Myth
    • Why did Tolkien use Old English to represent the language of Rohan?
    • But what about "Beowulf?" Didn't Tolkien use material from the classic Anglo-Saxon poem?
    • Okay, but were The Rohirrim unlike the Anglo-Saxons in any Significant way?
    • What About The Burial Mounds outside Edoras?
    • The Kingdom of Dale
    • The Great King Bladorthin

Chapter 8: What Does An Elf Do In Aman?

Chapter 9: What Does A Woodman Do All Day?

Chapter 10: Planning The Middle-earth Wedding

    • Rehearsals and Receptions

Chapter 11: The Wonders of Middle-earth

Chapter 12: A Chronology For Tolkien's Four Ages

Chapter 13: Sources Used For Research

  • Appendix A: New Information
    • Orcs

External links